Mob (?), n. [See Mobcap.]

A mobcap.



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Mob, v. t.

To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.



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Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See Mobile, n.]


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.


Hence: A throgn; 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. [Slang] Dickens.


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Mob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mobbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mobbing.]

To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.


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