guv

guv

[guhv]
noun Chiefly British Informal.
1.
term of address used to a man, especially by a younger man, boy, employee, or social inferior.
2.
governor ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1850–55; by shortening and respelling

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guv or guv'nor (ɡʌv, ˈɡʌvnə)
 
n
(Brit) an informal name for governor
 
guv'nor or guv'nor
 
n

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