- The definition of a mob is a large and often unruly crowd.
An example of a mob is hundreds of people waiting outside of a store to shop on Black Friday.
- To mob is defined as to crowd into or to fill with a lot of people.
An example of to mob is for hundreds of people to race into a store all at once.
- a disorderly and lawless crowd; rabble
- any crowd
- the masses; common people collectively: a contemptuous term
- a gang of criminals
- organized crime, specif. the Mafia (sense )
Origin: from Classical Latin mobile (vulgus), movable (crowd)
- mobbish adjective
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- A large disorderly crowd or throng. See Synonyms at crowd1.
- The mass of common people; the populace.
- Informal a. An organized gang of criminals; a crime syndicate.b. often Mob Organized crime. Often used with the: a murder suspect with links to the Mob.
- An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of persons or things: a mob of boats in the harbor.
- Australian A flock or herd of animals.
- To crowd around and jostle or annoy, especially in anger or excessive enthusiasm: Eager fans mobbed the popular singer.
- To crowd into: Visitors mobbed the fairgrounds.
- To attack in large numbers; overwhelm: The quarterback was mobbed by the defensive line.
Origin: Short for mobile, from Latin mōbile (vulgus), fickle (crowd), neuter of mōbilis; see mobile.
- mobˈbish adjective
- mobˈbish·ly adverb
mob - Ologies & -Isms Definition
See also crowds.mobbism the behavior of a mob. —mobbish, adj. —mobbishly, adv. mobolatry a reverence for and veneration of the mob. ochlocracy a rule or government by a mob. —ochlocrat, n. —ochlocratie, ochlocratical, adj. ochlophobia an abnormal fear of crowds or mobs. — ochlophobe, n. —ochlophobic, adj.