Talk:mob

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Role-playing games[edit]

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".

Yes check.svg Done Equinox 15:49, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Tea room discussion[edit]

Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.

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)

Gender agreement[edit]

mōbilis (vulgus), surely? Masculine singular? Koro Neil (talk) 09:53, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

us mob[edit]

The OED has "us mob", relating to the Australian Aboriginal sense. An example I found is below. Equinox 15:49, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

    • 1995, Lumu Nungurrayi, ‎Jordan Crugnale, Footprints Across Our Land: Short Stories by Senior Western Desert Women
      My mother and other women used to go hunting, getting their own food, and us mob went to get our own too.