A diminutive of the female or male given name Vivian.
"I think you can't take for granted that a striker makes their own luck. Viv might be quiet in parts of the games but top strikers in the world are ones that score goals when they're needed and create chances for their team. I love playing with her." telegraph.co.uk
However, a sea change for women is underway as Boots revealed its first-ever sexual wellness shelf, stocked to the gunnels with a new range called My Viv from Ann Summers, notorious purveyors of all things sexy. telegraph.co.uk
In 1993, Smith claimed that “Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel Air Show”, and that she had a personal vendetta against him (“To her I'm just the Antichrist”). By the fourth series, Hubert had been replaced by another actress. telegraph.co.uk
Music memoirs by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Viv Albertine have taken the publishing world by storm, satisfying a hunger for less-told rock tales and changing our idea of what it means to be an ‘older woman’ theguardian.com
Never mind. I would have given every award to Daisy May Cooper for her rubbish outfit. She was magnificent in a dress of black bin liners, made by her mum with the help of her mum’s friends Viv and Sharon. theguardian.com
Steady on, Gary. It’s possible to prefer watching David Gower or Mark Waugh without being outed in polite society as a secret cricket-hater. But I do know what you mean, and I’m starting to grudgingly accept that he’s even better than Lara and Viv. theguardian.com
When Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now appeared on high street shelves with a Hindley-esque portrait of Viv Nicholson on the cover, only to reveal lyrics about “the solid stench of death” within, there was understandable outrage. telegraph.co.uk