Yob (slang)

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Yob is a slang word used in the United Kingdom. The term denotes a loutish, uncultured person,[1] and is published in dictionaries in the United Kingdom.[2] In Australia and New Zealand, the word yobbo is more frequently used, with a similar although slightly less negative meaning.

In popular culture[edit]

The Yob is the title of a 1988 episode of The Comic Strip Presents..., in which the brain patterns of a pretentious music video director are those of a football hooligan.

Yob is also the title of a 1998 single by TISM, detailing the "ingredients" which go into making up a yob.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/in_the_dock_18_03_10_1_752042
  2. ^ Terry Victor; Tom Dalzell (Nov 27, 2014). The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (Google eBook). Routledge. p. 760. ISBN 978-0415212595. Retrieved 25 February 2015.