tub-thumper

noun
tub-thump·​er | \ˈtəb-ˌthəm-pər \

Definition of tub-thumper 

: a vociferous supporter (as of a cause)

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tub-thump \ˈtəb-​ˌthəmp \ verb

First Known Use of tub-thumper

1662, in the meaning defined above

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