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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 death penalty is not exactly pleasant but neither is the constant killing of teenagers by yobbos with knives.
IS it just me or are our television news journalists becoming uncouth yobbos? Every news bulletin I watch, be it BBC, Sky, ITV etc, there is invariably a segment where a politician or such like are removing themselves from a car, the press seem to be fenced-in across the street and they all start yelling at them with inane questions such as "Are you going to resign Prime Minister?" or "Will you be raising the basic rate of income tax in the Spring budget, Chancellor?" or "Who do you fancy in the 2:30 at Pontefract Your Majesty?".
ENVIRONMENT minister Therese Coffey has driven the final nail in the coffin of bloodthirsty red-coated yobbos who want to bring back fox hunting.
RE: The letter in The Gazette (06.05.17) Give the yobbos Ghurka treatment.
Jason Patric and Corey Haim (RIP) play brothers who do Kiefer Sutherland's gang of fanged yobbos.
Jason Patric and Corey Haim (RIP) play teenage brothers who do battle with Kiefer Sutherland's gang of fanged yobbos. (Cert 15, 1987) ....
There were no yobbos falling around the place drugged or drunk out of their mind, who could turn on you any minute.
However, I regularly see dog mess on the pavement outside my office and tracks of prams and children's shoes going through it; the unfortunate mums and dads left to clean the yobbos' mess.
Yobbos. I think that the book Yobbos Do Yoga is a fantastic book because it really makes me laugh.
** GWYNNE, Philip (text) Andrew Joyner (illus.) Yobbos do Yoga ISBN 9781921714832 SCIS 1606824
Even though these cartoon yobbos are completely insignificant and are the subject of most people's derision, they can leave a fiscal mark because of the damage they cause.
ONCE again, a small band of fans (sorry, yobbos) disgrace the name of our town and its football club, by defacing the statue of Billy Bremner, at Elland Road.