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arvy (plural arvies)

  1. (Britain, informal) Afternoon.
    • 1994, Katie Flynn, The Girl From Penny Lane[1], page 152:
      ‘Glad you like it,’ Johnny said. Then we′ll go tomorrer. Awright wi′ you? So this arvy we've gorra get our stuff together.’
    • 2006, Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Book of Not: A Sequel to Nervous Conditions[2], page 215:
      ‘Howzit going?’ Tracey repeated. Before I could answer she rushed on, ‘I′ve got a nine-thirty. I won't be back before lunch, but maybe first thing this arvy. By the way,’ she flung over her shoulder, ‘It′s got to be read, hey! Make sure you get Belinda to type it, Tambu.’
    • 2007, James Moloney, A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove[3], page 95:
      ‘Leave it. No point rinsing off when there's more cars coming this arvy.’
    • 2009, Faye Sakura Rentoule, Angel Service[4], page 39:
      “Well, you haven't explained to me why you were wasted already by 5 o'clock in the arvy,” I retorted.