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mob

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[ mob ]
/ mɒb /
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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.
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Origin of mob

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First recorded in 1680–90; short for Latin mōbile vulgus “the movable (i.e., changeable, inconstant) common people”

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Other definitions for mob (2 of 3)

mob2
[ 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

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

Other definitions 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 forms of mob

mobber, 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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