Definition of "rabble-rouser" [rabble-rouser]

  • A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue. (noun)

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Use "rabble-rouser" in a sentence
  • "Putting on a jacket was already a big step for Mr. Leung, who usually wears a Che Guevera T-shirt and is known as a rabble-rouser."
  • "Just like you coming on here and trying your damnedest to be a rabble-rouser amuses you."
  • "Though he often exhibits dangerous, left-wing, rabble-rouser predilections; Mr. Herbert has neither the following nor the organizational skills necessary to form a cohesive and hostile, Rabble-Rousing Unit."