Often mistaken for a job
. However, a yob is work you perform with no chances of rising to the "top" like a career; Hard work that takes you nowhere in life.
Person one: "Well, I have this job at Wendy's."
Person two: "That's not a job it's a yob"
Person one: "No, it's a job!"
Person two: "No, it's a yob and you have no future! Get a job!"
The antithesis of what a good boy should be - rude, obnoxious, violent and stupid. Formed by spelling 'boy' bacwards, it was coined in England in the 18th century as it was very popular amongst upperclasses to speak backwards at the time.
Have you seen that boy? He's a yob
A thugish young male.
Sid Vicious was a yob...but, you know, people change...they get older, wiser...they mature...Sid's no longer a yob; he's dead.
Primarily British slang
Delinquent teenagers with their hoods up (as defined by the Tory party).
Those little bastard yobs broke into my car.
Everybody hates him for his past job. He was a real yob !
"Yobbo or yob is a slang term for an uncouth or thuggish working-class person. The word derives from a back slang reading of the word "boy" (boy or boyo reversed becomes yob or – slightly modified – yobbo)."
Definition borrowed from Wikipedia.
Mentioned in British Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland (p.13).
"A Times Travel study of mainstream tour operators ' youth brochures has revealed a widespread acceptance of yobbish behaviour."
TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES (2002)
A bogan Aussie who thinks he's top.
Shaun is a bogan yob from Mt. Druitt