rabble–rouser

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noun rab·ble–rous·er \ˈra-bəl-ˌrau̇-zər\

Definition of rabble–rouser

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

rabble–rousing

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1843

First Known Use of rabble–rouser

1843


RABBLE–ROUSER Defined for English Language Learners

rabble–rouser

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noun rab·ble–rous·er \ˈra-bəl-ˌrau̇-zər\

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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