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    Yob, Yobbo

    A loutish person, usually male. A hooligan. Derived from the back-slang for BOY > YOB.

    Back-slang is a secret language thought to have originated in Victorian England in which the written word is spoken backwards. It was used mainly by market sellers and barrow boys to have a private conversation behind the back of their customers to collude or pass off low quality goods at inflated prices.

    Example usage:

    “That yob knicked my fags, I”ll have his hide the next time I see him!”.

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