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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rab-uh l]
    • /ˈræb əl/
    • /ˈræb.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-uh l]
    • /ˈræb əl/

Definitions of rabble word

  • noun rabble a tool or mechanically operated device used for stirring or mixing a charge in a roasting furnace. 1
  • verb with object rabble to stir (a charge) in a roasting furnace. 1
  • noun rabble A disorderly crowd; a mob. 1
  • noun rabble crowd, mob 1
  • noun rabble common people 1
  • singular noun rabble A rabble is a crowd of noisy people who seem likely to cause trouble. 0

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Origin of rabble

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English rabel (noun), of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Rabble


rabble popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for rabble

noun rabble

  • mob — Digital Technology. (in a video game) a hostile nonplayer character that the player may target and fight.
  • crowd — A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something.
  • swarm — a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.
  • throng — a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
  • horde — a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.

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