Swell mob
Swell Swell, a. Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Swell mob}. See under {Mob}. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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  • Swell mob — Mob Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See {Mobile}, n.] 1. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. [1913 Webster] A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters. Addison.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swell-mob — swellˈ mob noun (obs sl) Well dressed pickpockets collectively • • • Main Entry: ↑swell …   Useful english dictionary

  • swell mob — noun Etymology: swell (II) Britain : a group of criminals who dress fashionably and act with seeming respectability * * * swell mob, British Slang. a class of criminals who go about fashionably dressed to avoid suspicion. * * * swell mob, mobsman …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swell — Swell, a. Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. [Slang] [1913 Webster] {Swell mob}. See under {Mob}. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mob — Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See {Mobile}, n.] 1. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. [1913 Webster] A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters. Addison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mob law — Mob Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See {Mobile}, n.] 1. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. [1913 Webster] A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters. Addison.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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