govvy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive in -y from government.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

govvy (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Of or run by the government.

NounEdit

govvy (plural govvies)

  1. A government job.
    • 1986, Coffield, F., Borrill, C. and Marshall, S. “Shit jobs, govvy schemes or on the dole: occupational choice for young adults in the North East of England” [title]
    • 1998, Hollands, R. “Crap jobs, “govvy” schemes and trainspotting: reassessing the youth, employment and idleness debate” [title]
    • 2003, Frank Webster, Theories of the Information Society [1]
      In these regions new occupations are either state-created ‘govvies’ or in areas such as tourism, leisure and personal care.
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