yob (plural yobs)
- (obsolete, costermongers, back slang) A boy.
- 1897, A. R. Marshall, Pomes[sic] from the Pink 'Un, page 76:
- And you bet that each gal, not to mention each yob, / Didn't care how much ooftish it cost 'em per nob.
- 2010, Wilson, Paul R., The Birthday of Eternity, page 209:
- As we left the cemetery, 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.”
- (derogatory, chiefly Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A person who engages in antisocial behaviour or drunkenness.
- 2005 January 10, Jackson, Melissa, “Music to deter yobs by”, in BBC News:
- 2009 August 8, Daley, Janet, “The real reason for all those louts on holiday”, in The Telegraph:
- Yes, it's holiday time again for British yobs – and the rest of us can flee to those parts of Abroad which the louts ignore, or just cringe in shame at home.
- 2017 March 27, Southern, Keiran, “'We could have been killed': Fury at yobs who bricked windscreen with baby girl in car”, in Chronicle Live, retrieved 2017-03-28:
- But while doing 70mph on the A1, a hooded yob threw rock[sic, meaning a rock] from a grass verge onto the windscreen of the family’s Jeep, causing it to swerve.
- (boy): See Thesaurus:boy
- (antisocial person):
- bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian
- (boy): elrig (“girl”)