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mob

[mob]
noun
1.
a disorderly or riotous crowd of people.
2.
a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence.
3.
any group or collection of persons or things.
4.
the common people; the masses; populace or multitude.
5.
a criminal gang, especially one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.
6.
the Mob, Mafia ( def 1 ).
7.
Sociology. a group of persons stimulating one another to excitement and losing ordinary rational control over their activity.
8.
a flock, herd, or drove of animals: a mob of sheep.
adjective
9.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lawless, irrational, disorderly, or riotous crowd: mob rule; mob instincts.
10.
directed at or reflecting the lowest intellectual level of the common people: mob appeal; the mob mentality.
verb (used with object), mobbed, mobbing.
11.
to crowd around noisily, as from curiosity or hostility: Spectators mobbed the courtroom.
12.
to attack in a riotous mob: The crowd mobbed the consulate.
13.
Fox Hunting. to chop (a fox).

Origin:
1680–90; short for Latin mōbile vulgus the movable (i.e., changeable, inconstant) common people

mobber, mobbist, noun
mobbish, adjective
mobbishly, adverb
mobbishness, noun
mobbism, noun
unmobbed, adjective
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mob (mɒb)
 
n
1.  a.  a riotous or disorderly crowd of people; rabble
 b.  (as modifier): mob law; mob violence
2.  derogatory often a group or class of people, animals, or things
3.  (Austral), (NZ) a flock (of sheep) or a herd (of cattle, esp when droving)
4.  derogatory often the masses
5.  slang a gang of criminals
 
vb , mobs, mobbing, mobbed
6.  to attack in a group resembling a mob
7.  to surround, esp in order to acclaim: they mobbed the film star
8.  to crowd into (a building, plaza, etc)
9.  (of a group of animals of a prey species) to harass (a predator)
 
[C17: shortened from Latin mōbile vulgus the fickle populace; see mobile]
 
'mobber
 
n
 
'mobbish
 
adj

MOB
 
abbreviation for
mobile phone

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Word Origin & History

mob
1680s, "disorderly part of the population, rabble," slang shortening of mobile, mobility "common people, populace, rabble" (1670s), from L. mobile vulgus "fickle common people" (c.1600 in English), from mobile, neut. of mobilis "fickle, movable, mobile," from movere "to move" (see
move). In Australia and N.Z., used without disparagement for "a crowd." Meaning "gang of criminals working together" is from 1839, originally of thieves or pick-pockets; Amer.Eng. sense of "organized crime in general" is from 1927. The verb meaning "to attack in a mob" is attested from 1709. Related: Mobbed; mobbing. Mob scene "crowded place" first recorded 1922. Mobocracy "mob rule" is attested from 1754.
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Slang Dictionary

mob definition

[mɑb]
  1. n.
    the crime syndicate. (Underworld and journalistic.) : One of the biggest fish in the mob was pulled from the river yesterday.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MOB
  1. medical office building

  2. mother of the bride

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