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noun [C]     /jɒb/ US  /jɑːb/ (also yobbo,   /jɒb.əʊ/   US  /ˈjɑː.boʊ/) UK informal
a young man who behaves in a very rude, offensive, and sometimes violent way: a gang of loud-mouthed yobsUnpleasant menUnpleasant people in general
(Definition of yob noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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