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n. pl. yob·bos, yob·boes Chiefly British Slang
A yob.

[yob + -o.]
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n. Brit. Slang.
a teenage lout or hooligan.
[1855–60; a consciously reversed form of boy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yobbo - a cruel and brutal fellowyobbo - 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
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[ˈjɒbəʊ] n (British)loubard m
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n (Brit inf) → Halbstarke(r) m, → Rowdy m
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The wheelie bins are a vast improvement on the black bags that were usually ripped apart by dogs, cats and foxes, and the usual set of yobboes who would kick them into the road, often splitting them so that the contents spilled out.
Exy Echo!" which used to bring such anticipation and joy and such sheer and utter delight by John Wall, Wavertree Be Wise IF YOU'RE driving your bus Then be wise If the yobboes attack Close your eyes When your window is smashed And a passenger gashed Just sit tight Close your eyes And be wise One driver who didn't Wasn't wise Grabbed hold of a yob And surprise When he heard the result He was charged with assault Look away Close your eyes And be wise by Doug Sharkey, Birkenhead
It's a wonderful pub the Royal Oak, social atmosphere, no yobboes. My thanks to you all.
Yet who among us, even in the U.S.--where yobboes are, if not confined to the NFL, comparatively thin on the ground--would not applaud the idea, supposing that there were even the smallest likelihood that it might contribute to better manners among the young or more civil behavior in any class of society?