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year of birth

Examples of yob in a Sentence

Noun A couple of yobs damaged his car. the complaint that English football has been taken over by the yobs, who make the stadiums unfit for families
Recent Examples on the Web
Johnson has more to worry about than just random yobs disrupting the call. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 31 Mar. 2020 But these folk will not be your random yobs brought in to gawp. William Booth, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2018 After the yobs fled, the Sun reported, Cumberbatch hugged the deliveryman from Deliveroo, a U.K. food-delivery service. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 2 June 2018

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Word History



backward spelling for boy

First Known Use


1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yob was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Yob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yob. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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