Definition of Rabble

1. Noun. A disorderly crowd of people.

Exact synonyms: Mob, Rout
Generic synonyms: Crowd
Specialized synonyms: Lynch Mob
Derivative terms: Mob



2. Noun. Disparaging terms for the common people.
Exact synonyms: Ragtag, Ragtag And Bobtail, Riffraff
Generic synonyms: Common People, Folk, Folks
Specialized synonyms: Scum, Trash

Definition of Rabble

1. n. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.

2. v. t. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.

3. v. i. To speak in a confused manner.

4. n. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.

5. a. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.

6. v. t. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.

Definition of Rabble

1. Noun. A mob; collectively, commoners; a disorderly group. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rabble

1. to mob [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES] - See also: mob

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rabble

rabbitless
rabbitlike
rabbitpox
rabbitpox virus
rabbitproof
rabbitries
rabbitry
rabbits
rabbitted
rabbitting
rabbittite
rabbitts
rabbitweed
rabbitwood
rabbity
rabble (current term)
rabble-rouser
rabble-rousers
rabble-rousing
rabble rouser
rabble rousers
rabbled
rabblement
rabblements
rabblerousing
rabblers
rabbles
rabbling
rabblings

Literary usage of Rabble

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"34 represents one of this class of mechanical rabbles known as Witham't machia rabble applied to a double puddling furnace. Dormoy'i rabble (figs. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"Spears, even if you had not roused your rabble against me." "rabble?" Spears repeated, with a tone of dismay, but his patience was not exhausted nor his ..."

3. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"... which he is carrying amid a troop of mounted men and rabble ; St. Veronica, with her handkerchief, thrust back by one attendant and struck at with a ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1834)
"V. What are the rabble? By a Lady. Glasgow: John Reid & Co. 1834. WE do not like this number any more than the ... Who made the rabble ? Was it themselves ? ..."

5. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"A Baker is murdered by the rabble— One of his Murderers Executed.—Decree imposing Martial Law in case of Insurrection.—Democrats supported by the Audience ..."

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