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tub-thump

[tuhb-thuhmp]
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verb (used without object) Informal.
  1. to promote something or express opinions vociferously.
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Related formstub-thump·er, noun

tub-thumper

[tuhb-thuhm-per]
noun
  1. a vociferous supporter or promoter, as of a cause.
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Origin of tub-thumper

First recorded in 1655–65
Related formstub-thump·ing, noun, adjective
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  • Here was no tub-thumping soothsayer, but an inspired zealot.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • "He does not waste his breath in tub-thumping," said one, looking reverently at the sealed figure.

  • "I didn't ask you here to listen to me tub-thumping," George began apologetically, when we were alone.

    Sonia Married

    Stephen McKenna


British Dictionary definitions for tub-thumping

tub-thumping

adjective
  1. (of a speech or speaker) noisy, violent, or ranting
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noun
  1. noisy, violent, or ranting public speaking
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tub-thumper

noun
  1. a noisy, violent, or ranting public speaker
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