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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 2, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found one more word in WATCHING YOU by Lisa Jewell :

1. yob – “People might think he was a yob, he thought, they might think he was about to mug them, or start a fight with them.”

Yob is British slang that means a loutish, uncultured person.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2019 6:57 am

    I’ve come across “yob” in British fiction too. I also like the term “chav” defined as “an informal British derogatory, meaning ‘a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes.'”

    On my Wordy Wednesday today I reviewed a book full of made-up words:

    Have a glorious New Year.

    best… mae at

    • January 2, 2019 3:27 pm

      AND I just learned another new word for someone similar to this: “Skanger is a derogatory term for a person, mainly in Ireland, roughly equivalent to the British chav. Both words refer to a socioeconomic grouping typical of low income urban working class youths.”

      Wondrous Words!

      best… mae at

  2. January 2, 2019 12:35 pm

    Freddie Prinze on Chico and the Man…”It’s not my yob man”

  3. January 2, 2019 2:26 pm

    Never heard it

  4. January 2, 2019 4:06 pm

    It’s quite a funny word plus you could use it here and no one would know what you meant!

  5. January 2, 2019 4:28 pm

    New to me!

  6. January 2, 2019 5:14 pm

    New to me, too. Yob is ‘boy’ spelled backwards. Perhaps it means a backward boy?
    Happy New Year, Kathy!

  7. January 2, 2019 9:31 pm

    That’s one I hadn’t heard before.

  8. January 3, 2019 1:19 pm

    Not fair to only show 1 word and have it be in a “foreign” language!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    January 9, 2019 7:06 am

    I’ve never used “yob” but the meaning was crystal clear in that sentence.

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