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rabble-rouser

noun [C] uk   /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.
rabble-rousing
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈræb.l̩ˌraʊ.zɪŋ/
a rabble-rousing speech
Translations of “rabble-rouser”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指按自己的想法)煽動暴亂者,蠱惑人心者…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指按自己的想法)煽动暴乱者,蛊惑人心者…
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