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English definition of “rabble-rouser”


noun [C]     /ˈræb.l̩ˌraʊ.zər/ US  /-zɚ/
a person who makes speeches that make people excited or angry , especially in a way that causes them to act as the person wants them to: Johnson was unpopular with the management because he was a well-known rabble-rouser.Taking action against people in power rabble-rousing     /ˈræb.l̩ˌraʊ.zɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] a rabble-rousing speech Taking action against people in power
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