Slang of the Day
yob | yobbo
Today: Mon, 22 May 2017
Meaning: an aggressive, impolite, crude person
- Be careful if you go to a pub on Friday or Saturday night. The yobs will be out and lots of them will be looking for a fight.
- Lots of yobbos travel to places like Spain and Greece and get drunk, behave badly, and damage the image of Britain and the British.
Origin: first appeared in mid-19th century British English and believed to have been derived from spelling "boy" backwards
Variety: This slang term is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Yobs are known to really enjoy