noun \ˈmäb\

: a large group or crowd of people who are angry or violent or difficult to control

: a large number of people

the mob : a secret organized group of criminals

Full Definition of MOB

:  a large or disorderly crowd; especially :  one bent on riotous or destructive action
:  the lower classes of a community :  masses, rabble
chiefly Australian :  a flock, drove, or herd of animals
:  a criminal set :  gang; especially often capitalized :  mafia 1
chiefly British :  a group of people :  crowd
mob·bish \ˈmä-bish\ adjective

Examples of MOB

  1. The angry mob smashed store windows and attacked people on the streets.
  2. The police had to be called in to handle the growing mob.
  3. He was jailed for his dealings with the Mob.

Origin of MOB

Latin mobile vulgus vacillating crowd
First Known Use: 1688

Rhymes with MOB



of a group of people : to move close to (someone) in an excited way : to crowd around (someone) in an aggressive, excited, or annoying way

: to come together in (a place) with many other people


Full Definition of MOB

transitive verb
:  to crowd about and attack or annoy <mobbed by autograph hunters>
:  to crowd into or around

Examples of MOB

  1. The actor's fans mobbed him wherever he went.
  2. Shoppers mobbed the stores during the holidays.

First Known Use of MOB



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