- of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.
- an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.
Origin of rabble-rousing
First recorded in 1795–1805
- 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-rousingsubversive, inflammatory, treacherous, provocative, incendiary, intemperate, plot, abet, prompt, initiate, incite, inflame, kindle, spur, foment, urge, scheme, raise, hint, actuate
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Historical Examples of rabble-rousing
Even politicians out of office found it a subject for rabble-rousing harangues.Space Platform