One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Engaged in or connected with organized crime.‘he denied that his family was in any way mobbed up’‘a mobbed-up Wall Street insider’
- ‘No dead girls in back seats for him or angry mistresses or mobbed up brothers.’
- ‘During the photo shoot for this story, he turned to the photographer and complained that everyone believes he's mobbed up because so many family members live in Cherry Hill.’
- ‘Of course, if there were a shred of truth to the charge that he is mobbed up with the drug cartels, they would contact the Drug Enforcement Administration or at the very least hold Hill hearings.’
- ‘The East coast white dudes who all pretended like they were mobbed up anyway didn't like the kid.’
- ‘So I just have to assume he is mobbed up or something.’
- ‘Another guy who's in business with the guy who's about to sentenced worked for the allegedly mobbed up Jersey construction company and later got indicted for a mob-run stock scam.’
- ‘"If we're so mobbed up," he asks, "why has she not received a dead fish on her doorstep?"’
- ‘You mean, they're still mobbed up?’
- ‘Then again, if these guys are mobbed up, how were they stymied by a woman running a nonprofit agency?’
1960s: from mob (sense 2 of the noun).
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