rabble-rouser

noun rab·ble-rous·er \ ˈra-bəl-ˌrau̇-zər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rabble-rouser

: one that stirs up the masses of the people (as to hatred or violence) : demagogue

rabble-rousing

play \ˈra-bəl-ˌrau-ziŋ\ noun or adjective

First Known Use of rabble-rouser

1843



RABBLE-ROUSER Defined for English Language Learners

rabble-rouser

noun

Definition of rabble-rouser for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes a group of people angry, excited, or violent (such as by giving speeches) especially in order to achieve a political or social goal


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