What is another word for yob?

Pronunciation: [jˈɒb] (IPA)

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.

What are the hypernyms for Yob?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Yob

"No. It's hees yob yet.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
"Aye got gude yob St. Paul vay.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
"Dat's good yob for me, all right.
"Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories"
Rex Beach

Famous quotes with Yob

  • I have been outflanked by the culture. I am now seen as a drawling Oxonian, and a genetic elitist, who took over the family firm. People subconsciously think that I was born in 1922, wrote when I was 7, and will live for at least a century. This feels odd to me, because my father was a "angry young man" and helped democratize the British novel. I'm not a toff. I'm a yob.
    Martin Amis

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