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Definition of guv’nor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guv’nor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌvnə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌvnər//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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(often used as a way of addressing somebody) a man who is in a position of authority, for example your employer Do you want me to ask the guv'nor about it? see also governor Word Origin mid 19th cent.: representing a non-standard or colloquial pronunciation.