Created by radio host Matt Lucas for the show Little Britain, the character Vicky Pollard is a teenage girl intended to parody a chav.
A 2006 survey by You Gov suggested 70% of TV industry professionals believed that Vicky Pollard was an accurate reflection of white working-class youth.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines chav as an informal British derogatory, meaning "a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes".
Then came the 1960s and permissiveness and people started divorcing, living together and having babies outside marriage, unprecedented numbers of complex families of step-relatives formed, and British society was ‘broken’ as some would put it.
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Never in English history have so many marriages lasted so long as between the late 1940s and the early 1970s.
Also in 2006, Prince William of Wales and his younger brother Prince Harry had dressed up as chavs, resulting in headlines in The Sun naming him "Future Bling of England".
The article stated, "William has a great sense of humour and went to a lot of trouble thinking up what to wear".