verb (used without object) Informal.

to promote something or express opinions vociferously.

Related formstub-thump·er, 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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Related Words for tubthumping

declamation, elocution, oratory, rhetoric, speaking, tub-thumping

Examples from the Web for tubthumping

Contemporary Examples of tubthumping

  • Democracy triumphed on a night which could easily have fallen foul of revenge, tubthumping and cynical bankrolling.

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    November 14, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for tubthumping



a noisy, violent, or ranting public speaker
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