flash mob


Definition of flash mob

: a group of people summoned (as by email 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 Shortly before Thanksgiving, Mr. Caruso’s own mall, the Grove, was stormed by a flash mob that smashed a Nordstrom display window with sledgehammers. New York Times, 12 Dec. 2021 Second Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins said police have evidence social media influencers organized the flash mob that ultimately turned violent. Greg Norman, Fox News, 8 Dec. 2021 Several mall shootings and flash mob robbery sprees cast a pall on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 27 Nov. 2021 Northbrook Police on Wednesday were continuing to investigate after a masked flash mob of people stole more than $100,000 in merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store in Northbrook Court on Monday. Brian L. Cox, chicagotribune.com, 3 Nov. 2021 People just happened upon it — an early flash mob of sorts. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2021 The second event was a spectable: starkly different from the first, with a flash mob circling him like a living black hole and the roof of the Mercedes Benz arena filled with halo light before Kanye rose into the sky. Jordan Rose, Variety, 27 Aug. 2021 Her efforts ended in a Hokey Pokey flash mob in Mrs. B's yard. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 27 Aug. 2021 Who would agree to do a flash mob in any year past 2012? Carrie Wittmer, Vulture, 17 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of flash mob

2003, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Flash mob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flash%20mob. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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