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

Examples of flash mob in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Judy reminisces about the good times with him and his proposal via flash mob, which honestly should've been her first red flag. Jean Bentley, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Dead To Me Season 2 Recap," 9 May 2020 All manner of Palestinians are doing their bit: Ramallah disc jockeys are organizing flash mob-style dance parties in which residents take to their rooftops and terraces. Mohammed Najib, New York Times, "Palestinians Fear a Coming Coronavirus Storm," 9 Apr. 2020 On Monday, other Italians came together to form a flash mob, shining lights out of their windows and balconies while other residents cheered around them. Washington Post, "During quarantine, balconies worldwide set the stage for DJ sets, squats and singing," 16 Mar. 2020 The flash mob formed on the fifth day of the Weinstein trial, which is still in the jury selection phase. NBC News, "Protesters form flash mob outside Harvey Weinstein rape trial in New York," 10 Jan. 2020 Ever considered a virtual flash mob where all the party guests do a surprise dance for the guest of honor? Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, "How to Throw a Virtual Birthday Party, Because It's OK To Celebrate," 15 Apr. 2020 The buildup including everything from custom desserts to dancing flash mobs. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Before RodeoHouston was canceled, NCT 127 fans had a dance party," 11 Mar. 2020 In a luxury shopping mall in the city’s Central district Tuesday, a flash mob gathered to support the medical workers’ strike. Time, "'This Shouldn't Be About Politics.' Hong Kong Medical Workers Call for Border Shutdown Amid Coronavirus Outbreak," 4 Feb. 2020 In Italy, where the whole country has been in lockdown for more than a week, throngs joined in a singing flash mob belting out the country's national anthem from their apartment balconies. Ryan Prior, CNN, "The extrovert's guide to social distancing," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of flash mob

2003, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Flash mob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flash%20mob. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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