noun Date: 1662 a vociferous supporter (as of a cause) • tub-thump verb

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  • tub-thumper — [tub′thum΄pər] n. a speaker or advocate characterized by speech or rhetoric that is passionate, pompous, blustering, etc. tub thumping adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • tub-thumper — tub thumping informal, derogatory ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressing opinions in a loud and violent or dramatic manner. ► NOUN ▪ the expression of opinions in such a way. DERIVATIVES tub thumper noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tub thumper — tub thumper, Informal. 1. a speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the desk or pulpit; a violent or declamatory speaker or orator. 2. U.S. a spokesman or press agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • tub-thumper — tub thumping, n., adj. /tub thum peuhr/, n. a vociferous supporter or promoter, as of a cause. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • tub-thumper — /ˈtʌb θʌmpə/ (say tub thumpuh) noun Colloquial 1. a heavy handed and ranting public speaker. 2. an overly vocal enthusiast. –tub thumping, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tub-thumper — See: tub thumping …   English dictionary

  • tub thumper — Synonyms and related words: debater, declaimer, demagogue, haranguer, jawsmith, panelist, public speaker, rabble rouser, ranter, speaker, speecher, speechifier, speechmaker, spieler, spokesman, spokeswoman, spouter, talker …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tub-thumper — n. one who noisily and emphatically promotes something (often referring to an orator or speech giver who uses rhetoric in an official or formal speech) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tub-thumper —  Ranting orator or preacher …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • tub-thumper — noun a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker • Hypernyms: ↑orator, ↑speechmaker, ↑rhetorician, ↑public speaker, ↑speechifier …   Useful english dictionary

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