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1 a disorderly crowd of people [syn: mob, rout]
2 disparaging terms for the common people [syn: riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail]

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  1. A mob; collectively, commoners; a disorderly group.


a mob; collectively, commoners; a disorderly group

Extensive Definition is a Canadian website. Among other services, it publishes journalism on a daily basis, primarily relating to social justice and progressive politics. The site hosts babble, a politically-oriented Internet forum, the rabble podcast network (RPN) and the rabble reads book lounge. The site reports receiving roughly 300,000 unique visitors a month. was launched in April 2001 by a group of media activists including Mark Surman, Judy MacDonald and journalist Judy Rebick, in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Its debut coincided with the anti-globalization protests of that year at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. In 2005, was incorporated as its own non-profit. Since its founding, has published works by many of Canada's most influential left wing journalists, including Rick Salutin, Naomi Klein, Thomas Walkom and Linda McQuaig.
Rebick retired from in 2006 and was replaced by publisher Kim Elliott.'s editor is Derrick O'Keefe, the books editor is Lisa Rundle and babble moderators include Michelle Langlois and "Old Goat". In 2007, launched a home on Second Life on "Better World Island".


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rabble in French: rabble

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

and bobtail, army, bourgeoisie, canaille, cluster, cohue, common ruck, commonalty, commoners, crowd, crush, deluge, dregs, dregs of society, flock, flood, galaxy, gang, heap, hoi polloi, horde, host, jam, legion, lower classes, many, mass, masses, mob, mod, multitude, other half, outcasts, panoply, peasantry, people, polloi, populace, press, proletariat, public, rabblement, raff, rag, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail, rank and file, riffraff, rout, ruck, scum, scurf, spate, swarm, tag, the great unwashed, throng, trash, unwashed, vermin
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