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 . 2014.

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  • bovver boots — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • 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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