These mobs hoisted the black banner of Islamic extremism over American embassies on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
Things came to a head in 1983, in a vicious anti-Tamil pogrom during which thousands of Tamils were killed by mobs.
In November 1984, mobs roamed the streets of Delhi, intent on slaughter, many of them instigated and led by powerful politicians.
Italian authorities say they have proof they are fighting the mobs.
mobs accused the journalists of undermining their revolution by calling it nothing more or less than a “coup.”
Some friend recommended an Abolition campaign to him: "I doubt not a course in mobs would do me good."
He could see her opposing herself to mobs, but he could not see himself doing so.
"Three cheers for Molly and Margaret," cried Judy, always the leader of the mobs.
You are here by the law that governs the action of all mobs—the law of Force.
The morning trains were unloading their mobs, and it was difficult to reach the desk at all.
1680s, "disorderly part of the population, rabble," slang shortening of mobile, mobility "common people, populace, rabble" (1670s, probably with a conscious play on nobility), from Latin mobile vulgus "fickle common people" (the phrase attested c.1600 in English), from mobile, neuter of mobilis "fickle, movable, mobile" (see mobile (adj.)). In Australia and New Zealand, used without disparagement for "a crowd." Meaning "gang of criminals working together" is from 1839, originally of thieves or pick-pockets; American English sense of "organized crime in general" is from 1927.
The Mob was not a synonym for the Mafia. It was an alliance of Jews, Italians, and a few Irishmen, some of them brilliant, who organized the supply, and often the production, of liquor during the thirteen years, ten months, and nineteen days of Prohibition. ... Their alliance -- sometimes called the Combination but never the Mafia -- was part of the urgent process of Americanizing crime. [Pete Hamill, "Why Sinatra Matters," 1998]Mob scene "crowded place" first recorded 1922.
"to attack in a mob," 1709, from mob (n.). Meaning "to form into a mob" is from 1711. Related: Mobbed; mobbing.
: mob infiltration/ a mob boss
Organized crime; the Mafia; the syndicate: I heard it's controlled by the mob (1927+)