the rabble


: ordinary or common people who do not have a lot of money, power, or social status
often used in a humorous or exaggerated way to suggest the attitudes of wealthy and powerful people
celebrities who live in beautiful homes far away from the rabble

Examples of the rabble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in the past, party leaders have often been able to sideline them, allowing the rabble rousers to make noise but not as much trouble. Carl Hulse, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Hollywood is not yet rubble, so the rabble continues. Tim Greiving, Washington Post, 20 July 2023 The Reuters dispatch that prompted Jim’s piece paints a portrait of President Biden peering down from Olympian heights upon the rabble that make up the Democratic leadership class and despairing. Noah Rothman, National Review, 24 Mar. 2023

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“The rabble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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