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YOB

abbr.
year of birth

yob

 (yŏb)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A rowdy, aggressive, or violent young man.

[Alteration of boy (spelled backward).]

yob

(jɒb) or

yobbo

n, pl yobs or yobbos
(Sociology) slang Brit an aggressive and surly youth, esp a teenager
[C19: perhaps back slang for boy]

yob

(yɒb)

n. Brit. Slang.
a teenage lout or hooligan.
[1855–60; a consciously reversed form of boy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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Noun1.yob - a cruel and brutal fellowyob - a cruel and brutal fellow    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bullyboy - a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
muscleman, muscle - a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
plug-ugly, tough guy - someone who bullies weaker people

yob

yobbo
noun thug, hooligan, lout, heavy (slang), tough, rough (informal), rowdy, yahoo, hoon (Austral. & N.Z. slang), hoodlum, ruffian, roughneck (slang), boot boy, tsotsi (S. African) Violent and dangerous yobs deserve to be locked up.
Translations

yob

[ˈjɒb] yobbo [ˈjɒbəʊ] N (Brit) → vándalo m, gamberro m (Sp)

yob

[ˈjɒb] n (British)loubard m

yob

n (Brit inf) → Halbstarke(r) m, → Rowdy m

yob

[ˈjɒb] yobbo [ˈjɒbəʊ] n (Brit) (fam) → teppista m/f
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According to Anil, Yobbo = yob is defined in Macquarie Australian Dictionary as a hooligan or lout, or a slovenly, uncultured young man.
Almost one in five businesses were affected by yob culture last year, at an average cost of just over pounds 20,000 for each affected business.
Jon Hancock, RSA managing director, commercial, said: "This research shows that Britain's yob culture is having a tangible and negative impact on British businesses up and down the country.
YOBS and neighbours from hell who terrorise housing estates face a crackdown under new powers.
As the owner of a commercial cleaning business in the Bay Area, Yob flies twice a week on Alaska Airlines.
Gilbert examines the roots of "The Yob" in society and the many guises they take - including the Yob Politician, Yob TV Star, Yob Footballers and even Yob Newspaper Editors.
SO off they went, the "councillors", on a fact-finding mission to Manchester to see how they deal with yobs.
These stories are surely sending mixed messages to the few yobs that are able to read.
One yob only has to read about it (if they can indeed read) and the next time he/they come across a sheep, bird or anything defenceless will think there lies the next target.
Yesterday, he admitted assaulting the yob on April 12 last year by driving his van at him to his severe injury and the danger of his life.
Pat invited us to set up our Yob Cam in her grey-stoned terraced home on the 1970s estate.
Yob behaviour costs affected businesses north of the border more than pounds 7,000 a year on average, and one in ten claim they have to pay out more than pounds 50,000.