the mob

Definition of the mob

  1. 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. 2 old-fashioned, now usually considered insulting :  the people of a society who are poor and uneducated politicians trying to keep the mob happy

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a large or disorderly crowd

    :  one bent on riotous or destructive action

    :  the lower classes of a community :  masses, rabble

  1. :  to crowd about and attack or annoy

    :  to crowd into or around


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