Rab·ble, a. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar. [R.]
Rab·ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rabbled p. pr. & vb. n. Rabbling ]
1. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
The bishops' carriages were stopped and the prelates themselves rabbled on their way to the house. --J. R. Green.
2. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence. [Obs. or Scot.]
3. To rumple; to crumple. [Scot.]
Rab·ble, v. i. To speak in a confused manner. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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.'”
Rab·ble n. Iron Manuf. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.
Rab·ble, v. t. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.
n 1: a disorderly crowd of people [syn: mob, rout]
2: disparaging terms for the common people [syn: riffraff, ragtag,
ragtag and bobtail]