yob

noun
\ ˈyäb How to pronounce yob (audio) \

Definition of yob

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British
: yobbo

Definition of YOB (Entry 2 of 2)

year of birth

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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: Noun Johnson has more to worry about than just random yobs disrupting the call. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How to prevent Zoom bombing by being smarter than Boris Johnson," 31 Mar. 2020 After the yobs fled, the Sun reported, Cumberbatch hugged the deliveryman from Deliveroo, a U.K. food-delivery service. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Actor Benedict Cumberbatch thwarts London mugging: report," 2 June 2018 But these folk will not be your random yobs brought in to gawp. William Booth, Washington Post, "Where’s my invite?: 2,600 members of the public to attend Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding," 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, "Actor Benedict Cumberbatch thwarts London mugging: report," 2 June 2018 But these folk will not be your random yobs brought in to gawp. William Booth, Washington Post, "Where’s my invite?: 2,600 members of the public to attend Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of yob

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yob

Noun

backward spelling for boy

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“Yob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yob. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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yob

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yob

British, informal : a teenage boy or young man who does noisy and sometimes violent things as part of a group or gang

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