tub-thumper

noun tub-thump·er \ ˈtəb-ˌthəm-pər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of tub-thumper

: a vociferous supporter (as of a cause)

tub-thump

play \ˈtəb-ˌthəmp\ verb

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First Known Use of tub-thumper

1662

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