verb (used without object), rab·ble-roused, rab·ble-rousing.
to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.
Origin of rabble-rouse
First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from rabble-rouser
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Related Words for rabble-rouseplot, abet, prompt, initiate, incite, inflame, kindle, spur, foment, urge, scheme, raise, hint, actuate, needle, move, insinuate, goad, impel, start
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Contemporary Examples of rabble-rouse
He can rabble-rouse with the appearance of utmost propriety.Trump Endorsed Romney Because It Was Like Calling to Like
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