Definition of charver in US English:

charver

(also charva)

noun

Irish English, British
slang, depreciative
  • A promiscuous woman; a prostitute. Hence: women considered sexually.

noun

English Regional, North
slang
  • A young person of a type characterized by brash and loutish behaviour and the wearing of designer-style clothes (especially sportswear); usually with connotations of a low social status.

verb

Irish English, British
slang
  • with object To have sexual intercourse with.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Origin uncertain. Apparently related to later charver<br>1990s; earliest use found in Usenet (newsgroups). From Angloromani chava man, child, boy from Romani čhavo<br>late 19th century. Origin uncertain. Compare earlier charver, which is apparently related, and from which the verb could be derived, although most have assumed that the opposite is the case (in spite of the chronology of the first attestations, which may well be accidental). Both words have been identified as part of Polari slang (compare I. Hancock Shelta and Polari in P. Trudgill (ed.) Language in the British Isles (2003) 384–403), although they may not have originated as part of it.

Pronunciation

charver

/ˈtʃɑːvə/