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rabble-rousing

[rab-uh l-rou-zing] /ˈræb əlˌraʊ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.
noun
2.
an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.
Origin of rabble-rousing
1795-1805
1795-1805

rabble-rouse

[rab-uh l-rouz] /ˈræb əlˌraʊz/
verb (used without object), rabble-roused, rabble-rousing.
1.
to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.
Origin
1955-60; back formation from rabble-rouser
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  • Even politicians out of office found it a subject for rabble-rousing harangues.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster

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