rudeboy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

rude +‎ boy

Noun[edit]

rudeboy (plural rudeboys)

  1. A male juvenile delinquent (used originally in Jamaica in the 1960s).
    • 2000, Timothy White, Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley
      Leppo had been a rudeboy since his teens, earning his first three-month jail rap for vagrancy in 1971.
  2. A male enthusiast of ska music.
    • 2007, Dohra Ahmad, Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
      "I swear I've watched as much MTV Base an Juggy D videos as they have, but I still can't attain the right level a rudeboy finesse," bemoans Jas.