Mob is also a slang word for any computer-steered character in role play games. Some say, it is an abbreviation of "Man Or Beast", others claim it origins from the word "MOBile object".
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According to the Wikipedia article, there are a lot of senses missing. Probably, the etymology needs to be split up (from unruly crowd to criminal organization is an extra step). H. (talk) 20:44, 6 January 2009 (UTC)