tub-thump

[tuhb-thuhmp]

verb (used without object) Informal.

to promote something or express opinions vociferously.

Nearby words

  1. tuatha de danann,
  2. tuatha dé danann,
  3. tuatua,
  4. tub,
  5. tub chair,
  6. tub-thumper,
  7. tub-thumping,
  8. tuba,
  9. tubal,
  10. tubal ligation

Related formstub-thump·er, noun

tub-thumper

[tuhb-thuhm-per]

noun

a vociferous supporter or promoter, as of a cause.

Origin of tub-thumper

First recorded in 1655–65

Related formstub-thump·ing, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tub-thumping

tub-thumping

adjective

(of a speech or speaker) noisy, violent, or ranting

noun

noisy, violent, or ranting public speaking

tub-thumper

noun

a noisy, violent, or ranting public speaker
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