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- noun A rowdy, aggressive, or violent young man.
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- noun pejorative, chiefly UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang A person who engages in
antisocialbehavior/behaviour and/or drunkenness.
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- noun a cruel and brutal fellow
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In Arabic "koss ummak", in Russian "yob tvoyu mat'", in Italian "figlio di puttana" which insults your mother indirectly, as does the very common Anglo-American "son of a bitch" are all extremely common.
The disorder of the so-called yob-culture is the direct result of deliberate social engineering and meddling by the "Socialist/Liberal" ex-hippies and Marxist lecturers and their gaggle of "human rights" lawyers that squat in the Halls of Power.
The Case for Civil War in Britain... Lionheart 2007
No matter how easy it may be to point to the yobs or point to the so-called yob dogs, it is NOT these dogs who are killing people.
Back in March Chris lost his job and just started his new job (or "yob" as the Latinos say) yesterday.
You Win Some, You Lose Some Lauren Thomas 2008
As I said in my blog at ToryBoy.org I am not fluent in "yob" thus most of the shouting made little sense to me!
Tony Blair will chair the first meeting of the cabinet committee on antisocial behaviour to end a turf war between ministers who are battling for control of the "yob" agenda.
Archive 2005-05-01 Garry 2005
Senior officers have described the new initiative as an "Al Capone" approach to so-called yob behaviour".
Archive 2006-10-01 2006
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CodingForums.com iatemyleash 2010
Mail Online UK Have-a-go father who stabbed teenage 'yob' five times will not face court
Think about it, if you confiscate my dog today because I'm a 'yob' with a 'yob-dog' then I'll have another dog in my hands by this evening - and what happens to my original dog?
oroboros commented on the word yob
Boy in reverse.
November 3, 2007
RattleX commented on the word yob
yob is "boy" spelled backwards
July 14, 2009