mob - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 2

    the mob


    the Mob

    informal an organized group of criminals such as the Mafia

    a member of a violent Russian mob

    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or involving an organized group of criminals

      one of Sicily’s most notorious mob leaders

  2. 3
    informal a group of people who are connected in some way: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    I wouldn’t have anything to do with that mob if I were you.

  3. 5

    the mob

    old-fashioned an insulting word for the people from a low social class