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spiv

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations
spivspiv /spɪv/ noun [countable] British English old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 BOSELLa man who gets money from small dishonest business deals
Examples from the Corpus
spivThe word for them in the Euromarkets is spivs.Oddly, we had no spivs.The spivs will wave away any objections with promises about easy resale, low cost finance and tiny deposit payments.The wartime spivs, the teddy boys and the mods each had their own distinctive hair style.
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