King Mob

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Etymology[edit]

In the Gordon Riots of June 1780, rioters daubed the slogan "His Majesty King Mob" on the walls of Newgate prison, after gutting the building.

Proper noun[edit]

King Mob

  1. Personification of a lawless mob.
    • George Alfred Henty, A Girl of the Commune
      Still, if you Frenchmen like to be ruled over by King Mob, it is no business of mine. Thank God, such a thing is never likely to happen in England—at any rate in my time. In the first place, we can trust our troops []
  2. (historical) An English radical group based in London during the 1960s and 1970s, who sought to emphasise the cultural anarchy and disorder being ignored in Britain, with the ultimate aim of promoting proletarian revolution.