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  • n  a cruel and brutal fellow

  • When the city had a million fewer people, the term was meant to be derogatory, signifying fibro housing, welfare mothers, hotted-up cars, small-time crime and a yobbo monoculture.

  • Andrew Denton in The Age
    I expected the yobbo element and it wasn't there, even the yobbo-ish sort of people absolutely knew why they were there,Denton says. "There was an absolute respect for it, even if they didn't know the history they seemed to be very much...
  • Neil Warnock in Times Online
    One young yobbo caught me,Warnock said. "I think one of the security guards got him because I heard him squeal, but millions of people would probably like to have a pop at me."
  • Tony Martin in Sydney Morning Herald
    As long-time associate and friend Tony Martin says, "There's nothing bunged-on about Mick's image but that's not to say he isn't a smart guy. He wouldn't have lasted this long if he was just a shambling idiot or a yobbo."

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