By the time she reached the parking lot, “people were just mobbing out of the mall.”
Whenever you twins get together I think I have to watch you just as I used to when you were mobbing the parsonage.
Instead of mobbing her every man in the place started to laugh.
They never thought of mobbing the city officials who had allowed the Negro dives to exist.
The men who were for mobbing us at that time are now the most prominent 'reformers,' and seem to be the most influential persons.
At Lichuan occurred our first mobbing, the more unfortunate as most of our coolies came from there.
Yes, and if these mobbing knaves can be kept quiet then, we shall be in a situation to ask no favors.
The young orator's attitude towards slavery was determined by the mobbing of Garrison.
When we reached the summit we could hear the magpies calling out, but, to do them justice, they were not mobbing us then.
Opposition to religious equality was signalized by the mobbing of an orderly assembly in Toronto.
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+)