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, 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, 2 June 2018 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 But these folk will not be your random yobs brought in to gawp. William Booth, Washington Post, 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 18 Oct. 2021.

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yob

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yob

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

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