One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Queensland) an uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status.‘I instantly think someone is a bevan if I see them spitting’
lout, boor, oaf, clown, churl, yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin, village idiot, provincial, barbarianView synonyms
- ‘A group of Bevans has been seen around Browns Plains.’
- ‘Bevans are generally more focussed on motorsports.’
- ‘He decided it was a total bevan-style piece of rubbish.’
- ‘For me, there's a distinction between bogans and bevans.’
1980s: of unknown origin.
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