Definition of guv'nor in English:
A man in a position of authority such as one’s employer or father (often used as a term of address): I had a lecture from the guv’nor can I help you, guv’nor?
More example sentences
- ‘Officially, in the beginning, he was the guvnor.’
- Pressley had better be quick as, if he doesn't reach the podium sharpish, he might find his guvnor has already lifted the pot.
- ‘The guv'nor said he has never had him better,’ said the winning jockey, also landing his first Gold Cup and biggest domestic success to date.
mid 19th century: representing a non-standard or colloquial pronunciation.
Definition of guv'nor in:
- US English dictionary
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