a person who stirs up the passions or prejudices of the public, usually for self-interested reasons; demagogue.
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How to use rabble-rouser in a sentence
Reverend [Jesse] Jackson started as a rabble-rouser in Chicago and ended up running for president and having a talk show on CNN.
On The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord has morphed from wallflower to rabble-rouser.The Real Housewives of New York City's Alex McCord Lets Loose | Nicole LaPorte | May 25, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and a staid statesman, he was a Whig and a rabble-rouser.
He looked from his charges to the ranting fear-crazed rabble-rouser.Turning Point | Alfred Coppel
The average head of a democratic state is not ipso facto the best rabble-rouser within that state, but merely one of the best.The American Credo | George Jean Nathan
British Dictionary definitions for rabble-rouser
a person who manipulates the passions of the mob; demagogue
- rabble-rousing, adjective, noun
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