mob: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mob), [key]
— n., adj., v., mobbed, mob•bing.
  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, esp. one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.
  6. Mafia (def. 1).
  7. 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.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lawless, irrational, disorderly, or riotous crowd: mob rule; mob instincts.
  2. directed at or reflecting the lowest intellectual level of the common people: mob appeal; the mob mentality.
  1. to crowd around noisily, as from curiosity or hostility: Spectators mobbed the courtroom.
  2. to attack in a riotous mob: The crowd mobbed the consulate.
  3. to chop (a fox).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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