- (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot], vivales (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], avivado (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- She would recount how it was possible to buy anything - from meat, chocolate, cigarettes and the obligatory ‘nylons’ - from the spivs and black market racketeers.
- Martin Clunes plays George Haigh, a wartime spiv who murdered nine people and dissolved their bodies in acid.
- One of the choicest ironies is that he now speaks with disapproval about black marketeers, spivs and touts and unofficial operators, and has nothing but praise for his new friends in the RFU.
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