- noun an outsider, misfit, provincial bumpkin. The term became popular in 2003 and 2004 together with other terms synonymous with chav. It had been used in this disparaging sense previously, possibly after the publication of Clive King’s children’s novel Stig of the Dump (1963) about a caveman, but it may be an older dialect word. (It is also a Scandinavian first name.).