Part of speech: noun

The rabble; mob.

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Usage examples "canaille":

  1. " There is no knowing," he cried, " what that canaille is doing in France." - "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. They are canaille- without breeding, without decency, without hearts. - "Captain Jim", Mary Grant Bruce.
  3. He was a fellow everybody hated; proud and supercilious to all, and treated his wife's relations- who were of far better blood than himself- as though they were canaille. - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.