- a vociferous supporter or promoter, as of a cause.
Origin of tub-thumper
First recorded in 1655–65Related formstub-thump·ing, noun, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for tub-thumper
Cushion-smiter, polite rendering of tub-thumper, a clergyman, a preacher.
Well, you tub-thumper, you see that the gentlemen of England are more than a match for pestilent pennyweight rebels.
British Dictionary definitions for tub-thumper
- a noisy, violent, or ranting public speaker
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