1mob 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
: a large or disorderly crowd; especially : one bent on riotous or destructive action
chiefly Australian : a flock, drove, or herd of animals
: a criminal set : gang; especially often capitalized : mafia 1
Examples of MOB
- The angry mob smashed store windows and attacked people on the streets.
- The police had to be called in to handle the growing mob.
- He was jailed for his dealings with the Mob.
Origin of MOB
Latin mobile vulgus
First Known Use: 1688
Related to MOB
- army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, crowd, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throng
- A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust
See Synonym Discussion at crowd
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
: to crowd about and attack or annoy <mobbed by autograph hunters>
: to crowd into or around
Examples of MOB
- The actor's fans mobbed him wherever he went.
- Shoppers mobbed the stores during the holidays.
First Known Use of MOB
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