noun[mass noun, usually as modifier] British • informal
- Hooliganism or violent disorder, especially as caused by gangs of skinheads: a bovver boyMore example sentences
- This rough assumption brings other troubling implications in its wake, like cultural bovver boys.
- He was no bovver boy and could have passed for a city gent: clean cut, camel coat, a product of his times.
- Thanks to a mindless nucleus of bovver boys, they are loathed the length and breadth of Europe, and often beyond.
1960s: representing a cockney pronunciation of bother.