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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:
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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It comes after a driver last month told the Daily Post of the terrifying moment yobs hurled a rock at his car on the A55, showering the inside of his vehicle with glass.
So, as a genuine fan, may I offer a sincere apology to Aston Villa directors, chairman, staff and players for the appalling behaviour of some of the yobs who call themselves supporters.
The question which has to be asked is why should Paul Field and others have to consider leaving their homes because they are pestered by yobs? So come on MPs.
Early last week yobs smashed glass over the skate park bowl and put rubbish inside and set it alight.
And Gavin Thomas, the Vice President of the Superintendents' Association, told MPs the bill could deter forces from pursuing yobs who continue offending.
This will never work unless you have like-minded people who will take a stand within their communities and complain about the yobs or nightmare families.
Moira Jones, 51, of Mountain Ash, said: "The yobs who carry out such cruel acts have no idea of the pain they cause a defenceless animal, the heartache for the owners and the hundreds of pounds that has to be paid in treatment."
These stories are surely sending mixed messages to the few yobs that are able to read.
At a time when our streets are pervaded with foul-mouthed yobs, hooligans and vandals, this incident sends out the completely wrong message.
He said: "We are all painfully aware of the repeated times our village sign is defaced by mindless yobs who change the L to a C.
Recently, I noted graffiti in Penylan, the yobs even left their gang name very proudly on the wall in Waterloo Road.