bovver boots

bovver boots
Stout lace-up boots, especially Dr. Martens, perceived to be worn for the purpose of kicking people in fights, and popular with skinheads or other troublemakers out looking for "bovver" (working-class pronunciation of "bother", in the sense of "trouble").

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  • bovver-boots — n pl heavy boots as worn as part of the skin head uniform in the late 1960s. Skin heads first wore army surplus boots, later adopting Doc Martens (DMs) …   Contemporary slang

  • bovver boots — noun Brit. informal heavy laced boots extending to the mid calf, typically worn by skinheads …   English new terms dictionary

  • bovver boots — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovver boy — noun 1. A member of a gang of hooligans in the habit of engaging in street fights using heavy, hobnailed boots (bovver boots) to kick their opponents 2. A troublemaker, esp one who uses rough methods • • • Main Entry: ↑bovver …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovver — • trouble, usually fighting. Also bovver boots large lace up boots worn by thugs (especially skinheads) and bovver boys boys that cause the bovver mate ! …   Londonisms dictionary

  • Bovver boot — any large, tough, lace up boots, as army boots …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bovver boot — Australian Slang any large, tough, lace up boots, as army boots …   English dialects glossary

  • bovver boot — n. (British) large heavy boot with laces (such as army boots) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • British slang — circuBritish slang is English language slang used in the UK. Slang is informal language sometimes peculiar to a particular social class or group and its use in Britain dates back to before the 16th century. The language of slang, in common with… …   Wikipedia

  • Skinhead — Skinheads redirects here. For the 1989 Greydon Clark thriller, see Skinheads (film). Baldhead redirects here. For the mountain in Massachusetts, see Yokun Ridge. A skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among working class youths in …   Wikipedia

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