Definitions for rabbleˈræb əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rab•bleˈræb əl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.

  1. (n.)a disorderly crowd; mob.

  2. the rabble, the lower classes; the common people.

  3. (v.t.)to beset as a rabble does; mob.

Origin of rabble:

1350–1400; ME rabel (n.)

rab•ble*ˈræb əl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.

  1. (n.)a tool or mechanically operated device used for stirring or mixing a charge in a roasting furnace.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. (v.t.)to stir (a charge) in a roasting furnace.

    Category: Metallurgy

* Metall..

Origin of rabble:

1655–65; < F râble fire-shovel, tool, MF raable < L rutābulum implement for shifting hot coals


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mob, rabble, rout(noun)

    a disorderly crowd of people

  2. rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail(noun)

    disparaging terms for the common people


  1. rabble(Noun)

    A mob; collectively, commoners; a disorderly group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rabble(noun)

    an iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling

  2. Rabble(verb)

    to stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron

  3. Rabble(verb)

    to speak in a confused manner

  4. Rabble(verb)

    a tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng

  5. Rabble(verb)

    a confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter

  6. Rabble(adj)

    of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar

  7. Rabble(verb)

    to insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate

  8. Rabble(verb)

    to utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence

  9. Rabble(verb)

    to rumple; to crumple

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a noisy, disorderly crowd.

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