canaille

[ kuh-neyl; French ka-nah-yuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF canaille

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My proclivities are entirely aristocratic: I have no power of assimilation with the canaille.

Is your business concerned with this infernal insubordination of the canaille?

I tried to invest her with all the "traits" of that "canaille" multitude I hated.

I have broken with 'the gentlemen' to cast my lot with the canaille.

I learned as many of the canaille watchwords by heart as I could.

"If you can keep the canaille of that opinion," said Augustine.

I love to drive through the streets and see how the canaille scowl at me from every corner.

To get at my facts I have to go into the most depraved quarters, and associate with the canaille.

Now let us return to the watch-tower, and try to make out what the canaille are about.

None of your raileries, Tarleton, or I shall speak to you of plebeians and the canaille!

WORD ORIGIN

"rabble," from French canaille (16c.), from Italian canaglia, literally "a pack of dogs," from cane "dog" (see canine).

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mob

nounlarge group of people
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