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Definition of a rude boy

rude boy


  • Listeners of ska style music, they usually dress in two-tone colors. Origin: early Jamaica.
    Those rude boys dress real weird.

    Last edited on Oct 07 2012. Submitted by joe m. from FL, USA on May 07 1998.

  • also: rudeboy, rudebwoy, rudebway, rudie, et al., a Jamaican term for gangster, used in a similar way as American gangsta. a gang member, a "badman", a person who carries himself like a gangster. Also used in England, influenced by Jamaican immigrants and popularized by Dancehall Reggae music and Ragga/Raggamuffin music as well as in the Ska subculture with a related but different meaning, a fan of Ska music, especially one who dresses in a specific style.
    Dem a nuh rude boy.

    Last edited on Apr 25 2020. Submitted by JeloRocSki on Apr 25 2020.

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