Definition of meal mob in English:

meal mob

Pronunciation /ˈmiːl mɒb/


  • A mob demonstrating against a shortage of grain, especially caused by merchants holding back or exporting supplies in order to inflate prices.

    Demonstrations of this kind occurred on a number of occasions in Scotland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Scots Magazine. From meal + mob.