Definition of rouser in US English:



  • See rouse

    • ‘The event was a history-making rouser but proved to be virtually a one-night stand, since the unit folded within weeks.’
    • ‘The show ended not with a hit, or a populist rouser, but two new Springsteen classic songs.’
    • ‘Similarly, the Marseillaise distilled the revolutionary and patriotic aspirations of the time into a single song that could be a powerful rouser of the masses when occasion demanded it.’
    • ‘Thankfully, the lack of umpires and a couple of notorious rousers kept some traditions intact.’