Mob

Definition of Mob

n.1.A mobcap.
v. t.1.To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
n.1.The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it.
A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters.
- Addison.
2.A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease.
- Pope.
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
- Madison.
Confused by brainless mobs.
- Tennyson.
Mob law
law administered by the mob; lynch law.
Swell mob
well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded collectively.
- Dickens.
v. t.1.To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.
[imp. & p. p. Mobbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mobbing.]

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