1. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
I saw, I say, come out of London, even unto the presence of the prince, a great rabble of mean and light persons. --Ascham.
Jupiter, Mercury, Bacchus, Venus, Mars, and the whole rabble of licentious deities. --Bp. Warburton.
2. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
The rabble, the lowest class of people, without reference to an assembly; the dregs of the people. “The rabble call him ‘lord.'”