Definition of rude boy in English:

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rude boy


(In Jamaica) a lawless urban youth who likes ska or reggae music.
Example sentences
  • Suits modeled on those of the Jamaican rude boys were often worn in the evening, but day or night, the skinhead look was hard, masculine, and working-class.
  • I'd also like to remind those people who seem to think that the ska scene is the sole domain of 14-year-old rude boys, that it was skinheads who embraced and popularized ska back in the late '60s and early '70s.
  • The ska lads had emerged from Coventry the year before, rude boys all, and had yet to be eclipsed by their labelmates.
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