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Definition of guv exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guv

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ɡʌv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌv//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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used by a man to address another man who is a customer, etc., meaning ‘sir’ Word Origin late 19th cent.: abbreviation of guv'nor.