1. An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.

v. t.

  1. To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.
  2. To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
  3. To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence.
  4. To rumple; to crumple.

v. i.

  1. To speak in a confused manner.
  2. A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
  3. A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.


  1. Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.