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yob

British slang for an aggressive and/or violent young male (less commonly, female). They are often unemployed, live on estates, have drug and alcohol abuse problems and often show signs of anti-social behaviour.
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Gordon Brown is planning to promise new action to crack down on yobbish and unruly behaviour as the main parties continue to gear up for the forthcoming general election campaign.
Complaints revive ghost of hard-living Dylan's days: Actor Neil Morrissey's pub is ruining the picturesque town of Laugharne for residents who are regularly faced with yobbish behaviour, according to his neighbours.
But the final straw was when Sven Goran Eriksson substituted him, and in a fit of yobbish pique, he ripped off the black armband he was wearing as a mark of respect for Emlyn Hughes and threw it on the ground.
Only the Germans are more rude than 'drunken, yobbish and spitting' British when on holiday, according to a new survey.
'Our new Community Beat Officers, released from isolated car patrols and the ceaseless demands of the police radio, will be able to operate in really constructive ways, developing a stake in the communities they serve.' He announced a new initiative to crack down on trivial misbehaviour and yobbish culture, to be called Dyna ddigon (enough is enough)--a milder, Welsh version of 'zero tolerance'.
Forces received around 3.2 million reports relating to yobbish behaviour and abuse in the past year, but this is estimated to be only a fraction of the real problem.
YOBBISH He added: "It gives you some idea of the amount of violence that exists in our towns and cities as a result of drunkenness and yobbish behaviour.
now Tori Duxbury, 15, and Amanda Holt, 16, will have to obey a curfew, keep away from their victims, not engage in yobbish behaviour or meet up in public places.
There is good and bad in everyone, regardless of race or colour yet we, the English, are all regarded as yobbish louts and money scroungers.