rabble-rousing

[rab-uh l-rou-zing]

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.

noun

an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.

Origin of rabble-rousing

First recorded in 1795–1805

rabble-rouse

[rab-uh l-rouz]

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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Historical Examples of rabble-rousing

  • Even politicians out of office found it a subject for rabble-rousing harangues.

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    Murray Leinster