Definition of rabble :
1. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
2. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
3. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.
4. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.
5. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
6. To rumple; to crumple.
7. To speak in a confused manner.
8. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.
9. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence.
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people (part of speech: noun)
- Up another flight of steps, then yet another, although the crazed rabble was not pressing them so very hard, just now. - "The Lost City", Joseph E. Badger, Jr..
- In France, after the disastrous failure of St. Louis's first expedition, the rabble said that Mahomet was now stronger than Christ. - "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.
- Someone had loosed a few score rabbits for the delight of the rabble. - "The Panchronicon", Harold Steele Mackaye.