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


  1. is a left-wing Canadian online magazine. The website's stated intent is to publish "original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more … from some of the few progressive voices in mainstream media". Launched on April 18, 2001, is a not-for-profit organization working under the slogan of "News for the Rest of Us". First started as a news magazine in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Centre for Social Justice, rabble has expanded beyond the realm of the written word and now includes podcasts as well as branching out to video in 2008 with the creation of rabbletv. also features a discussion board called babble. rabble seeks to create and maintain a community of like-minded people who want to effect change, and who believe their progressive leftist views are excluded from mainstream news sources.

Anagrams of rabble

  1. barbel

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a noisy, disorderly crowd.

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