noun Date: 1843 one that stirs up (as to hatred or violence) the masses of the people ; demagoguerabble-rousing noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rabble-rouser — noun a person who stirs up a crowd, especially for political reasons. Derivatives rabble rousing adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

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