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

Definitions of rabble-rouser word

  • noun rabble-rouser a person who stirs up the passions or prejudices of the public, usually for his or her own interests; demagogue. 1
  • countable noun rabble-rouser A rabble-rouser is a clever speaker who can persuade a group of people to behave violently or aggressively, often for the speaker's own political advantage. 0
  • noun rabble-rouser a person who manipulates the passions of the mob; demagogue 0
  • noun rabble-rouser a person who tries to arouse people to anger, hatred, or violent action by appeals to emotions, prejudices, etc.; demagogue 0

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Origin of rabble-rouser

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45

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Parts of speech for Rabble-rouser


rabble-rouser popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% 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-rouser

noun rabble-rouser

  • agent provocateur — An agent provocateur is a person who is employed by the government or the police to encourage certain groups of people to break the law, so they can arrest them or make them lose public support.
  • agitator — If you describe someone involved in politics as an agitator, you disapprove of them because of the trouble they cause in organizing campaigns and protests.
  • bad actor — a mean, ill-tempered, troublemaking, or evil person.
  • demagogue — If you say that someone such as a politician is a demagogue you are criticizing them because you think they try to win people's support by appealing to their emotions rather than using reasonable arguments.
  • disrupter — to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference.

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