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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mob

Definition for mobs (2 of 2)

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

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”)
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British Dictionary definitions for mobs (1 of 3)

mobs
/ (mɒbz) informal /

pl n

(usually foll by of) great numbers or quantities; lotsmobs of people

adverb

Australian and NZ a great dealmobs better

British Dictionary definitions for mobs (2 of 3)

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 mobs (3 of 3)

MOB

abbreviation for

mobile phone
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