rabble-rouse

[ rab-uh l-rouz ]
/ ˈræb əlˌraʊz /

verb (used without object), rab·ble-roused, rab·ble-rousing.

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

Nearby words

  1. rabbitfish,
  2. rabbiting,
  3. rabbitoh,
  4. rabbitry,
  5. rabble,
  6. rabble-rouser,
  7. rabble-rousing,
  8. rabblement,
  9. rabe,
  10. rabe, david

Origin of rabble-rouse

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

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