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[guhv] /gʌv/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; by shortening and respelling
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British Dictionary definitions for guv

guv

/ɡʌv/
noun
1.
(Brit) an informal name for governor
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Word Origin and History for guv

1890, shortening of guvner, casual British pronunciation of governor as a title of respect.

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