Part of speech: noun

A rude crowd; mob; the populace.

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Usage examples "rabble":

  1. We'll never surrender to Cromwell and this rabble army. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  2. His proposition is- certain commercial advantages, and that we, on our side, leave him alone to deal his own way with his own rabble. - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
  3. Before departing, they adopted the precaution of closing all the doors of the church, leaving a single one open, that the rabble still remaining might have an opportunity to depart. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.