The rant quickly turned 100 percent politically incorrect when he began comparing African Americans to Jewish philanthropists.
From a hospital bed in Las Vegas, Marion Barry tweeted an apology for his second rant against Asian immigrants in a month.
Tracy McNicoll on the catcalls, 8-minute rant, hasty exit—and the angry blowback.
David went on a bit of a Twitter rant this morning, listing a series of reasons Mitt Romney is struggling to connect with voters.
Then came the odd Twitter rant, in which he insisted that he is a “good person” whom only God can judge.
Never before in the country-side had such a rant been seen or heard tell of.
Is there any genuine conviction at the bottom of all this rant and raving?
Why you rave and rant about it as though it was actually my affections that were involved!
There was no symptom of raving or rant; no vulgarity or bad taste.
The tumultuous cry of the cascade, wont to rant in the ragged throat of Hellsfork, was now hushed to a repining monotone.
c.1600, "to be jovial and boisterous," also "to talk bombastically," from Dutch randten (earlier ranten) "talk foolishly, rave," of unknown origin (cf. German rantzen "to frolic, spring about"). Related: Ranted; ranting. Ranters "antinomian sect which arose in England c.1645" is attested from 1651; applied 1823 to early Methodists. A 1700 slang dictionary has rantipole "a rude wild Boy or Girl" (also as a verb and adjective); to ride rantipole meant "The woman uppermost in the amorous congress" [Grose].
"boisterous, empty declamation; fierce or high-sounding language without much meaning or dignity of thought; bombast; a ranting speech," 1640s, from rant (v.).