yob

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See also: YOB, Y.O.B., Y. O. B., y.o.b., y. o. b., and YoB

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Backslang for boy.

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yob (plural yobs)

  1. (pejorative, chiefly UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A person who engages in antisocial behavior/behaviour and/or drunkenness.
    • 2010, Paul R. Wilson, The Birthday of Eternity, page 209
      As we left the cemetary, I heard an elderly gravedigger muttering back slang to himself before Lucien's headstone. "Bloody shame, ain't it? Doubt the yob did much living by eighteen."
      I corrected the man, saying, “No fear, that yob did plenty of living.”

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