Chavvies & Young People

Chavvie is a Romany word for children. it is mostly used for younger children.

"This noun is either from Romany čhavo, meaning an unmarried Romani male, a male Romani child, or from English chavvy or its Anglo-Romany etymon.

The English noun chavvy, meaning a baby, a child, is from the Anglo-Romany noun of same form and meaning, which is ultimately derived from Sanskrit śāva, the young of any animal. "  - quoted from the Romany origin of the British ‘chavvi’ – word histories

Information for chavvies & young people in the GRT community