mob

1
[ mob ]
/ mɒb /

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a lawless, irrational, disorderly, or riotous crowd: mob rule; mob instincts.
directed at or reflecting the lowest intellectual level of the common people: mob appeal; the mob mentality.

verb (used with object), mobbed, mob·bing.

Origin of mob

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1680–90; short for Latin mōbile vulgus the movable (i.e., changeable, inconstant) common people
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Definition for mob (2 of 3)

mob

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[ mob mohb ]
/ mɒb moʊb /

noun

Digital Technology. (in a video game) a hostile nonplayer character that the player may target and fight.

Origin of mob

2
1980–85; coined by British video-game developer Richard Bartle; shortening of mobile(def 10) (in the sense “a moving sculpture hung from the ceiling”)

Definition for mob (3 of 3)

MOB

mother of the bride.

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British Dictionary definitions for mob (1 of 2)

mob

/ (mɒb) /

noun


verb mobs, mobbing or mobbed (tr)

See also mobs
Derived Formsmobber, nounmobbish, adjective

Word Origin for mob

C17: shortened from Latin mōbile vulgus the fickle populace; see mobile

British Dictionary definitions for mob (2 of 2)

MOB

abbreviation for

mobile phone

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