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1Britishslangcamorra feminine informalto go out looking for bovver — salir a buscar camorra / bronca informal
- More recently coined words not normally used in formal prose are under no such inhibition: bovver, navvy, revving, skivvy are all written with double v.
- 'Bovver boots' are footwear designed to intimidate and injure, or give the impression of doing so, or even make an ironic comment on this.
- Thanks to a mindless nucleus of bovver boys, they are loathed the length and breadth of Europe, and often beyond.
- As politicians of all denominations condemned the attacks, it was left to Howard's out-going bovver boy to go for the cheap political points.
- This rough assumption brings other troubling implications in its wake, like cultural bovver boys.
- That is the dream the Prime Minister has, and she sent her little Brownshirt bovver boy off to the media to pretend that the dream is happening.
- He could not handle the fact that bovver boy threats and intimidation failed to shut us up.
- As an aside, I should say that New Yorkers - at least, the New Yorkers who were there last night - don't really do the bovver boy act very convincingly, which added to the pantomime quality of the whole event.
- McKidd, who plays the leader of the bovver boys, admits he's probably in for a kicking.
- He was no bovver boy and could have passed for a city gent: clean cut, camel coat, a product of his times.
- All of which leaves Howard's political bovver boy looking sadly out of the main game in 2002.
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