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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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And I'm with Jack all the way on this as he declares his determination to hang the yobs out to dry.
An apple tree at the edge of Wallasey's Central Park was recently chopped down after yobs hurled fruit from it at cars on Liscard Road.
Another problem is that these so called 'yobs' do not think they are 'yobs', they will think that they are 'The Man' and this idea will look to many of them as the easy option and a way round the problems they have caused.
Another resident, Liza Granton, 22, told how a yob held a knife to her throat as she walked home earlier this year.
The poll showed 37 per cent of Britain's businesses have fallen victim to yob behaviour with High Street shops the worst affected.
And, if you have a particular story to tell about the yobs in your area, let us know - we would be only too pleased to highlight wrongdoing or to celebrate your part in fighting it.
FULL STORY: PAGE 2 PITCH INVASION: The yob grabs the head of a Chippenham Town player at the end of the promotion play-off
If just one Leicestershire policeman had taken seriously just one of the 33 calls Fiona made, then the scummy yobs who hounded that mother and child to their graves would have backed off.
If a bonfire of yobs was built and set light to, Huddersfield would be a much better place.'' Despondent fully agreed: "I note the Examiner has two stories headed with yobs today.
Yesterday, he admitted assaulting the yob on April 12 last year by driving his van at him to his severe injury and the danger of his life.
Teens trashed the motor while unaware we were secretly filming them with our "yob cam".
Prof Morgan said: 'We use the word 'yob' without distinguishing between very young children - who haven't chosen their parents, their neighbourhoods or their circumstances and can't walk away from them - and young adults.