What is another word for yob?

104 synonyms found


[ jˈɒb], [ jˈɒb], [ j_ˈɒ_b]

Yob, as a colloquial term, refers to a young man who is boisterous, aggressive, and disruptive in public. Usually, such individuals engage in antisocial activities such as vandalism, fights, and alcohol abuse. There are several synonyms for yob such as lout, thug, brute, hooligan, and hoodlum. These words have almost the same meaning as yob, albeit with slight nuances differing from one to another. Lout specifically denotes a clumsy and oafish person, while thug refers to someone who is violent and brutal. Brute is used to describe an animal-like person, while hooligan and hoodlum both refer to a person who engages in criminal behavior and violence.

How to use "Yob" in context?

There is no one definitive definition of the term "yob," but generally it is used to describe young people who behave aggressively and aggressively invite conflict.

This behavior can manifest itself in a number of ways, from making fun of others to physical altercations. Some yobs may even enjoy causing conflict, feeling powerful and in control while they bully others.

Despite the negative connotations of the term, many yobs do not actually enjoy causing others pain. They may do it out of boredom or stupidity, or because they feel like they have nothing better to do.

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