spivvy

[spiv-ee]
adjective, spivvier, spivviest. Chiefly British.
Also, spivving [spiv-ing] .
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spiv (spɪv)
 
n
slang (Brit) a person who makes a living by underhand dealings or swindling; black marketeer
 
[C20: back formation from dialect spiving smart; compare spiffy, spiffing]
 
'spivvy
 
adj

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