Definition of yob in English:

yob

Syllabification: yob
Pronunciation: /yäb
 
/

noun

British informal
A rude, noisy, and aggressive young man.
More example sentences
  • They urged police to crack down on racist yobs before youths took the law into their own hands.
  • Most vandals and yobs are created by irresponsible and neglectful parents.
  • We have let these people down - the yobs and their yob parents - and now we are paying the price.

Origin

mid 19th century: backward spelling of boy.

Derivatives

yobbish

adjective
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  • The yobbish city culture takes over when two opposing football clubs meet.
  • His 16-year-old daughter Samantha and son Tom, 13, have been caught up in drugs, joyriding and yobbish behaviour.
  • It is extremely encouraging the campaign has succeeded in mobilising people to take action against yobbish and anti-social behaviour.

yobbishly

adverb
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  • Am I saying that all yobbishly named wines are awful?
  • I had gone out with some girls I'd met and got so drunk that I was yobbishly being sick in the street.
  • Last week he was at it again, demanding punishment of the utmost severity for footballers who behave yobbishly on the pitch.

yobbishness

noun
More example sentences
  • The clampdown on yobbishness by the youngest pupils is designed to nip the problem in the bud before the children reach secondary school, where teachers face the worst discipline problems.
  • The yobbishness of the youth continues to make headlines.
  • There has to be an end to the drunken yobbishness which has been a problem in the past.

yobby

adjective
More example sentences
  • Yobby behaviour is being dealt with.’
  • What I hate about the magazine is its yobby tone.

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