- wide boyn.[Brit. Slang] a shrewd and unscrupulous man, esp. one who engages in petty crime, shady dealings, etc.
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Wide boy — is a British term for a man who lives by his wits, wheeling and dealing. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it is synonymous with spiv. Newspapers of the late 1940s and 1950s often use both terms in the same article about the same person… … Wikipedia
wide boy — noun (informal) An astute or wily person, esp one prone to sharp practice • • • Main Entry: ↑wide * * * wide boy UK US noun [countable] [singular wide boy plural … Useful english dictionary
wide boy — wide boys N COUNT (disapproval) A wide boy is a man, especially a young man, who has a lot of money but who earns it in a dishonest or illegal way. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] … English dictionary
wide boy — n. [Brit. Slang] a shrewd and unscrupulous man, esp. one who engages in petty crime, shady dealings, etc. * * * … Universalium
wide boy — n BrE informal a man who makes money in dishonest ways and uses it to buy expensive clothes, cars etc used to show disapproval … Dictionary of contemporary English
wide boy — wide ,boy noun count BRITISH INFORMAL a man who makes money dishonestly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
wide boy — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a man involved in petty criminal activities … English terms dictionary
Wide-Boy 64 — The Wide Boy 64 is a rather obscure Nintendo 64 accessory that was unreleased to the public. A device similar to the Super Game Boy and Game Boy Player, the Wide Boy 64 allows video game developers to play Game Boy Color games on the television… … Wikipedia
wide boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wide boy : singular wide boy plural wide boys British informal a man who makes money dishonestly … English dictionary
wide-boy — Noun. A male characterized by his cocky charm, petty illicit dealings, and perceived stylish dress sense. Usually having a working class upbringing the wide boy has replaced the now generally obsolete spiv . Also wideboy. Cf spiv … English slang and colloquialisms