RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #261

From: marianne.macdonald@lineone.net
Date: 30 Apr 2002

>Isn't "yob" old British slang for a criminal? Anyone
>know how that came into English?
Yob/yobbo - lout, hooligan. Backslang from "boy" in use from 2nd half of 19th c.


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