Mob Definition

mŏb
mobbed, mobbing, mobs
noun
mobs
A disorderly and lawless crowd; rabble.
Webster's New World
Any crowd.
Webster's New World
The masses; common people collectively.
Webster's New World
A criminal organization, especially the Mafia operating in the United States.
American Heritage
A gang of criminals.
Webster's New World
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verb
mobbed, mobbing, mobs
To crowd around and jostle, annoy, etc., as in curiosity or anger.
Webster's New World
To crowd around and attack.
Webster's New World
To fill with many people; throng.
Webster's New World

(video games) The act of a player aggroing enemies so they follow them and gather, forming a mob of foes.

Wiktionary

To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.

Wiktionary
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abbreviation
Mother of the bride.
American Heritage
Mobile phone.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Mob

Noun

Singular:
mob
Plural:
mobs

Origin of Mob

  • Middle English, short for mobile, from Latin mōbile (vulgus) (“fickle (crowd)"). The video-gaming sense originates from English mobile, used by Richard Bartle for objects capable of movement in an early MUD.

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for mobile from Latin mōbile (vulgus) fickle (crowd) neuter of mōbilis mobile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Abbreviation of mobile phone.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of mab.

    From Wiktionary

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