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n. - A person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes.

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  • Update: Upon reflection I think Mr Weston might well be seen as a slightly camp version of what the English used to call a "spiv".
  • Finally, the word "spiv": no fashion lesson here, just enjoyment of the word's debut on this page.
  • This political 'spiv' gave no thought to the aftermath of his decisions internationally or nationally.
  • However, he was only following the precedent set by the spineless grinning 'spiv' Blair who constantly referred to and talked about: for more
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