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mob

play
noun \ˈmäb\

Simple Definition of mob

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mob

  1. 1 :  a large or disorderly crowd; especially :  one bent on riotous or destructive action

  2. 2 :  the lower classes of a community :  masses, rabble

  3. 3 chiefly Australian :  a flock, drove, or herd of animals

  4. 4 :  a criminal set :  gang; especially often capitalized :  mafia 1

  5. 5 chiefly British :  a group of people :  crowd

mobbish play \ˈmä-bish\ adjective

Examples of mob in a sentence

  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

Synonym Discussion of mob

crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together <a crowd gathered>. throng and horde suggest movement and pushing <a throng of reporters> <a horde of shoppers>. crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort <a crush of fans>. mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence <an angry mob>.

Rhymes with mob


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mob

verb,

Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mob

mobbedmobbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to crowd about and attack or annoy <mobbed by autograph hunters>

  3. 2 :  to crowd into or around

Examples of mob in a sentence

  1. The actor's fans mobbed him wherever he went.

  2. Shoppers mobbed the stores during the holidays.



1696

First Known Use of mob

1696



MOB Defined for Kids

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mob

play
noun \ˈmäb\

Definition of mob for Students

  1. 1 :  a rowdy excited crowd

  2. 2 :  the people of a society who are poor and uneducated




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mob

play
verb

Definition of mob for Students

mobbedmobbing

  1. :  to crowd about in an aggressive, excited, or annoying way <The star was mobbed by fans.>





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