Wednesday 25 February 2009 1.42am
Chav comes from Romany for child.
Heres a free Romany/ English dictionary. http://www.geocities.com/copperphantom/romdict.html
Many words in common usage in the UK hold their origin in the Romany language.
Bamboozle, bosh, busk, char, chore, corker, cosh, cushy, dad, gadge, gigolo, lolly, minge, mockers, moniker, nark, pal, posh and rogue all share a common Romany origin.
This word has been hijacked by the neo classist name calling, segregating, chastising good citizens of the UK and does nothing to slow the growth of the UK's under class.