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rabble-rouse

rab·ble-rouse
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-uh l rouz]
    • /ˈræb əl raʊz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-uh l rouz]
    • /ˈræb əl raʊz/

Definition of rabble-rouse word

  • verb without object rabble-rouse to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate. 1

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Origin of rabble-rouse

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60; back formation from rabble-rouser

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Parts of speech for Rabble-rouse

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

rabble-rouse popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for rabble-rouse

verb rabble-rouse

  • fire up — start ignition of
  • in flames — to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
  • instigate — to cause by incitement; foment: to instigate a quarrel.
  • make waves — a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.

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