• a horrible or uncouth young man. From Backslang for 'boy'.

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  • Yob — may refer to:* Yobbo (also Yob), slang term for an uncouth blue collar individual or thug * Yob (band), a doom metal band from Eugene, Oregon * Yob (song) a song by Australian band TISM * Yob (artist), Chicago based stencil artist …   Wikipedia

  • yob — UK [jɒb] / US [jɑb] or yobbo UK [ˈjɒbəʊ] / US [ˈjɑboʊ] noun [countable] Word forms yob : singular yob plural yobs British informal someone, especially a young person, who is rude, noisy, and sometimes violent …   English dictionary

  • yob — [jɔb US ja:b] n also yob|bo [ˈjɔbəu US ˈja:bou] BrE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Backward spelling of boy] a rude, noisy, and sometimes violent young man = ↑lout ▪ drunken yobbos …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yob — [ jab ] or yob|bo [ jabou ] noun count BRITISH INFORMAL someone, especially a young person, who is rude, noisy, and sometimes violent: LOUT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yob — yob; yob·bo; …   English syllables

  • yob — /yob/, n. Brit. Slang. a teenage lout or hooligan. [1855 60; a consciously reversed form of BOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • yob — a youth, 1859, back slang from BOY (Cf. boy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • yob — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a rude and loutish young man. DERIVATIVES yobbery noun yobbish adjective. ORIGIN from BOY(Cf. ↑boyish) (spelt backwards) …   English terms dictionary

  • yob — [yä′bōyäb] n. [inversion of BOY] [Brit. Slang] a hoodlum or lout: also yobbo [yä′bō] …   English World dictionary

  • yob — noun /jɒb/ A person who engages in antisocial behavior/behaviour and/or drunkenness. As we left the cemetary, I heard an elderly gravedigger muttering back slang to himself before Luciens headstone. Bloody shame, aint it? Doubt the yob did much… …   Wiktionary

  • yob — also yob.bo noun (C) BrE 1 a rude, noisy, sometimes violent, young man 2 yob culture/uniform/element etc behaviour, clothes etc connected with yobs yobbery noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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