the mob

noun

Definition of the mob

1 or the Mob, informal : a secret organized group of criminals : the Mafia The Mob controlled most businesses in the city. often used as mob before another noun Their family had mob connections.
2 old-fashioned, now usually considered insulting : the people of a society who are poor and uneducated politicians trying to keep the mob happy

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“The mob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20mob. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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