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Definition of rabble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [singular] (disapproving)
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  1. 1a large group of noisy people who are or may become violent synonym mob a drunken rabble He was met by a rabble of noisy, angry youths.
  2. 2the rabble ordinary people, or people who are considered to have a low social position synonym the masses a speech that appealed to the rabble
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