- n. 乌合之众；暴民；下层社会；（搅炼用的）长柄耙
- vt. 聚众闹事；用长柄耙搅拌
- rabble (n.1)
- c. 1300, "pack of animals," possibly related to Middle English rablen "to gabble, speak in a rapid, confused manner," probably imitative of hurry, noise, and confusion (compare Middle Dutch rabbelen, Low German rabbeln "to chatter"). Meaning "tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people" is from late 14c.; applied contemptuously to the common or low part of any populace from 1550s.
- rabble (n.2)
- iron bar for stirring molten metal, 1864, from French râble, from Old French roable, from Latin rutabulum "rake, fire shovel," from ruere to rake up (perhaps cognate with Lithuanian raju "to pluck out," German roden "to root out").
- 1. Critics have accused him of rabble-rousing.
- 2. a speech that appealed to the rabble
- 3. They formed an army out of rabble.
- 4. In 40 years, the Guards' Polo Club has changed, but it has managed to keep most of the rabble out.
- 5. He has helped to transform the party from a disorganised, demoralised rabble into a force which must again be taken seriously.
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