flash mob

noun

Definition of flash mob 

: a group of people summoned (as by e-mail or text message) to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing

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Armstead tells CBS News this is not the first a capella flash mob that the Chick-fil-A has seen. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Flash mob of over 60 a cappella singers fills Chick-fil-A with gospel music," 12 July 2018 Jacobs proposed to Defrancesco with a flash mob at Chipotle, getting down on one knee in the middle of the restaurant. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Marc Jacobs’s Fiancé, Char Defrancesco Has Taste, Too," 11 June 2018 Ever since then, the fast food flash mob tradition has continued at the annual conference. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Flash mob of over 60 a cappella singers fills Chick-fil-A with gospel music," 12 July 2018 Another instance of a flash mob robbery happened last weekend in Fresno, California. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Mob of people overwhelm an Iowa Casey’s. Within a minute, chaos ensues, video shows," 12 July 2018 American Senior Communties partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to create a flash mob at Indianapolis International Airport. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "Everyone loves the Indianapolis airport. This time, it's Travel +Leisure.," 11 July 2018 An open house featuring flash mobs of Suzuki students performing on the stairwell. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Brooklyn Executive Ditches Banking Job to Lead Music School," 5 June 2018 The event has been coordinated as a flash mob through social media, and even though banned with no permit, 3,000 plus have showed anyway. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rafters launch stellar season for rivers, water sports," 13 May 2018 The Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio, center, takes part in a flash mob in Turin, Italy, last month. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "Can a party founded by a comedian run a major European country? Italy may soon find out.," 20 Feb. 2018

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2003, in the meaning defined above

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