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rabblenoun [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈræb.əl/  us   /ˈræb.əl/ disapproving
a ​large, ​noisy, ​uncontrolledgroup of ​people: The ​defeatedarmyreturnedhome as a ​demoralized rabble. He ​views his ​opponents as a ​mindless rabble.
the rabble
people of a ​lowsocialposition: Her ​speechstirred the ​emotions of the rabble.
(Definition of rabble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rabblenoun [U]

 us   /ˈræb·əl/ disapproving
the ​mass of ​people who are ​ordinary, ​unimportant, and ​poor, and sometimes ​threatening
(Definition of rabble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rabble”
in Spanish gentío, muchedumbre…
in Vietnamese đám đông lộn xộn…
in Malaysian hingar…
in Thai ฝูงชนที่วุ่นวาย…
in French cohue…
in German der Pöbel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乌合之众, 暴民…
in Turkish kuru kalabalık, güruh…
in Russian толпа…
in Indonesian perusuh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烏合之衆, 暴民…
in Polish tłuszcza, motłoch…
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