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.


Nearby words

  1. moabite stone,
  2. moabitic,
  3. moai,
  4. moan,
  5. moat,
  6. mob-cap,
  7. mob-handed,
  8. moba,
  9. mobcap,
  10. mobcast

Origin of mob

1
1680–90; short for Latin mōbile vulgus the movable (i.e., changeable, inconstant) common people

Related forms

mob

2
[ 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”)

MOB

mother of the bride.
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British Dictionary definitions for mob

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

MOB

abbreviation for

mobile phone
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Word Origin and History for mob
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