rabble

  • 1 Rabble — est un site web canadien anglophone, qui parmi d autres activités, publie des articles de journalisme en relation avec la justice sociale et les politiques progressistes. L article devrait être nommé rabble mais une limitation technique empêche… …

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  • 2 Rabble — Rab ble, n. [Probably named from the noise made by it (see {Rabble}, v. i.) cf. D. rapalje rabble, OF. & Prov. F. rapaille.] 1. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng. [1913 Webster] I saw, I say, come… …

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  • 3 rabble — est un site web canadien anglophone, qui parmi d autres activités, publie des articles de journalisme en relation avec la justice sociale et les politiques progressistes. Le site héberge également deux médias interactifs babble, un salon de… …

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  • 4 Rabble — Rab ble, a. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 rabble — ► NOUN 1) a disorderly crowd. 2) (the rabble) ordinary people regarded as socially inferior or uncouth. ORIGIN perhaps related to dialect rabble «to gabble» …

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  • 6 rabble — rabble1 [rab′əl] n. [ME rabel < ? or akin to ML rabulus, brawling, noisy < L rabula, a brawling advocate < rabere: see RABID] a noisy, disorderly crowd; mob vt. rabbled, rabbling to attack as or by a rabble; mob the rabble the common… …

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  • 7 Rabble — Rab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rabbled} (r[a^]b b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rabbling} (r[a^]b bl[i^]ng).] 1. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The bishops carriages were stopped and the prelates… …

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  • 8 Rabble — Rab ble, v. t. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 rabble — (n.) c.1300, pack of animals, possibly related to M.E. rablen speak in a rapid, confused manner, probably imitative of hurry and confusion (Cf. M.Du. rabbelen, Low Ger. rabbeln to chatter ). Meaning tumultuous crowd of people is first recorded… …

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  • 10 Rabble — Rab ble (r[a^]b b l), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Iron Manuf.) An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 Rabble — Rab ble, v. i. [Akin to D. rabbelen, Prov. G. rabbeln, to prattle, to chatter: cf. L. rabula a brawling advocate, a pettifogger, fr. rabere to rave. Cf. {Rage}.] To speak in a confused manner. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 rabble — [n] mob commonality, commoners, crowd, drove, flock, gang, gathering, herd, hoi polloi, horde, lower class, mass, masses, multitude, pack, proletariat, rank and file, riffraff, ring, riot, scum, throng; concepts 378,417,432 …

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  • 13 rabble — [[t]ræ̱b(ə)l[/t]] 1) N SING: usu with supp A rabble is a crowd of noisy people who seem likely to cause trouble. He seems to attract a rabble of supporters more loyal to the man than to the cause. 2) N SING: the N (disapproval) People sometimes… …

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  • 14 rabble — rabble1 /rab euhl/, n., v., rabbled, rabbling. n. 1. a disorderly crowd; mob. 2. the rabble, the lower classes; the common people: The nobility held the rabble in complete contempt. v.t. 3. to beset as a rabble does; mob. [1350 1400; ME rabel… …

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  • 15 rabble — rab|ble [ˈræbəl] n [singular] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from rabble to talk in a quick confused way (14 19 centuries)] a noisy crowd of people rabble of ▪ a rabble of angry youths …

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  • 16 rabble — 1. n. 1 a disorderly crowd; a mob. 2 a contemptible or inferior set of people. 3 (prec. by the) the lower or disorderly classes of the populace. Phrases and idioms: rabble rouser a person who stirs up the rabble or a crowd of people in agitation… …

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  • 17 rabble — noun 1》 a disorderly crowd. 2》 (the rabble) ordinary people regarded as socially inferior. Origin ME: perh. related to dialect rabble to gabble …

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  • 18 rabble — noun (singular) 1 a noisy crowd of people who are likely to cause trouble: Their army was nothing more than an undisciplined rabble. 2 used about a group of people that you do not respect: How can you hang out with that rabble in the bar each… …

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  • 19 rabble — noun 1) a rabble of noisy youths Syn: mob, crowd, throng, gang, swarm, horde, pack, mass, group 2) rule by the rabble Syn: common people, masses, populace …

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  • 20 rabble — I rab•ble [[t]ˈræb əl[/t]] n. v. bled, bling 1) a disorderly crowd; mob 2) the rabble, the lower classes; the common people 3) to beset as a rabble does; mob • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME rabel (n.) II rab•ble [[t]ˈræb əl[/t]] n. v. bled, bling.… …

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