(In Jamaica) a lawless urban youth who likes ska or reggae music.
- 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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