the mob

noun

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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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