rabble-rouser

noun
rab·​ble-rous·​er | \ ˈra-bəl-ˌrau̇-zər How to pronounce rabble-rouser (audio) \

Definition of rabble-rouser

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

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rabble-rousing \ ˈra-​bəl-​ˌrau-​ziŋ How to pronounce rabble-rouser (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of rabble-rouser

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Rabble-rouser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabble-rouser. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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rabble-rouser

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English Language Learners Definition of rabble-rouser

disapproving : 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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