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rabble-rouse

[ rab-uhl-rouz ]
/ ˈræb əlˌraʊz /
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verb (used without object), rab·ble-roused, rab·ble-rousing.

to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.

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Origin of rabble-rouse

First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from rabble-rouser
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