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Definition of Rabble


  1. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.
  2. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.
  3. To speak in a confused manner.
  4. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
  5. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
  6. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.
  7. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
  8. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence.
  9. To rumple; to crumple.

Rabble Quotations

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.

If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country.
Andrew Johnson

I am a member of the rabble in good standing.
Westbrook Pegler

I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea.
Federico Garcia Lorca
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Rabble Translations

rabble in Dutch is geboefte, grauw, canaille, gespuis
rabble in Latin is vulgus
rabble in Spanish is canalla
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