mobbish


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mob

 (mŏb)
n.
1. A large and often disorderly crowd. See Synonyms at crowd1.
2. The mass of common people; the populace.
3. often Mob Informal A criminal organization, especially the Mafia operating in the United States.
4. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things: a mob of boats in the harbor.
5. Australian A flock or herd of animals.
tr.v. mobbed, mob·bing, mobs
1. To crowd around and jostle or annoy, especially in anger or excessive enthusiasm: Eager fans mobbed the popular singer.
2. To crowd into: Visitors mobbed the fairgrounds.

[Short for mobile, from Latin mōbile (vulgus), fickle (crowd), neuter of mōbilis; see mobile.]

mob′bish adj.
mob′bish·ly adv.

MOB

abbr.
mother of the bride
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mobbish - characteristic of a mobmobbish - characteristic of a mob; disorderly or lawless; "fanned mounting tension into mobbish terrorizing"; "moblike mentality"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
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In a compelling chapter on the trials of Captain Preston and the soldiers, Hinderaker narrates how the question of guilt turned on whether the slain were innocent victims or mobbish thugs who provoked violence.
Their gossip, figured both as an economic strategy and as mobbish resistance to anti-temperance sentiment, frames the novel's thematic concerns and its narrative structure.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby - himself a former oil executive - has complained that blaming leading bankers for the financial crisis is "lynch mobbish." How terrible it must be for Fred the Shred and his mates to see their names in the papers next to terms like "reckless", "incompetent" and "jaw-droppingly stupid".