One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A young lower-class man typified by brash and loutish behaviour.‘he may look like a spide but he's a classy act’
- ‘They thought we were snobs; we thought they were 'spides'.’
- ‘Raves are full of what are known as ‘spides’.’
- ‘It's great because spides don't like it up there.’
- ‘The humour mocks working class and poor people; those who can, for some, be dismissed as spides and chavs.’
- ‘The music was a simple, heavy bassline and drum affair that sounds like it could have been knocked up by any shell-suited spide with access to a laptop.’
1990s: possibly from an association with spiderman (sense 1).
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