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yob

noun [C] uk   /jɒb/ us    /jɑːb/ ( also yobbo,   /jɒb.əʊ/    /ˈjɑː.boʊ/) UK informal
a young man who behaves in a very rude, offensive, and sometimes violent way: a gang of loud-mouthed yobs
Translations of “yob”
in Spanish vándalo, gamberro…
in Korean 건달…
in Arabic مُشاغِب…
in Portuguese desordeiro, provocador…
in Catalan brètol…
in Japanese チンピラ…
in Italian teppista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗魯的年輕人, 小無賴,小流氓…
in Russian грубиян, хулиган…
in Turkish serseri, holigan, hergele…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗鲁的年轻人, 小无赖,小流氓…
in Polish chuligan…
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