Respelling of youth to correspond with a nonstandard pronunciation; th-fronting, in particular.
- Rhymes: -uːf
- (British slang) youth (young person, young people or the state of being young).
- (used as a modifier before a noun) Of or relating to youth or youths; intended for youths.
- (young people): 1992 Slash'n'sideburn pop is what you get when Manc yoof grows up angry and facially bristling. — New Musical Express, London: Holborn Publishing Group
- (of or relating to youth or youths; intended for youths): 1992 As for the yoof question, yes, there was an attempt to inject a certain spring into Mr Punch's aged step. — Punch, London: Punch Publications Ltd
- (of or relating to youth or youths; intended for youths): 1992 And London clubzine Chortler's Inc has featured a cartoon strip with a bumbling yoof TV presenter, again called Nobski. — The Face, London: Nick Logan