from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Slang A yob.
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- n. A yob.
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- n. a cruel and brutal fellow
He called for the female time traveller to be accompanied by a trumpet playing schoolgirl in "John Lennon-type spectacles" and her graffiti-spraying "yobbo" elder brother.
As a Kiwi who has also lived for many years in the UK, I think quite a few of the above slang terms are shared by all 3 countries. eg I thought "yobbo" & "thongs" originated in Britain.
Likewise if we do give a yobbo a thick ear for (say) dropping litter, swearing at an old lady, kicking a cat or any of the other minor but spiteful misdeeds with which they fill their unrewarding little lives, they are the first to call the police and (as Gadget has observed before) demand that the police “do [us] for assult or somefink”.
Our job is to police. and if necessary WE WILL get into a fist fight with your yobbo pupils for you.
There are no people more tolerant and anti - racist than us, but that does not mean we do not produce the odd yobbo.
That gave us the social skills to think about our neighbours and their needs, to lead a happy life, which was not behaving like a yobbo.
The whole slanderous rhetoric about Obama's 'relationship' with Ayers is just dangerous and irresponsible fuelling for some redneck gunhappy yobbo who loves his country and wants to be famous, to assassinate Obama.
We used to have the yobbo (Clarkson), the spiv (quentin) and the boy racer (Needel), now we have two geriatrics and one in training.
When I arrived at Cronulla at about midday the crowd was fairly calm, rowdy and yobbo-ish, though not violent.
Even though Chelsea has bought themselves a Premiership championship with oligarch money, their manager has the class of their yobbo fans.
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