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Definition of "rabble" []

  • A tumultuous crowd; a mob. (noun)
  • The lowest or coarsest class of people. Often used with the. (noun)
  • A group of persons regarded with contempt: "After subsisting on the invisible margins of the art scene ... he was 'discovered' in the mid-80's, along with a crowd of like-minded rabble from the East Village” ( Richard B. Woodward). (noun)
  • An iron bar used to stir and skim molten iron in puddling. (noun)
  • Any of various similar tools or mechanically operated devices used in roasting or refining furnaces. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rabble" in a sentence
  • "So his visualization is under-stated by a factor of about 7. 18 hr 16 min ago, -2/+6I'm poor because the rich are keeping me down * rabble rabble*."
  • "They hoarded their little fortunes without increasing them, and if what they called the rabble had not peopled New York and raised the price of land, which my people were merely too stolid to sell, we should long ago have gone under in penury."
  • "All this rabble rabble from the right and only 10% of the money has been spent. talk about jumping the gun."