Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that supports a cause, especially vehemently.

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  • n. One who beats a drum.
  • n. A propagandist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fervent and even militant proponent of something

Etymologies

drum +‎ beater (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Crowther may have been his era's foremost drumbeater for foreign film.

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  • Robert BlyMinor poet who became chief drumbeater (so to speak) for the men's movement with his manifesto "Iron John."

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  • And she is clearly a Mannian-like drumbeater for such restrictiveness, for without it her study? would smoldering in the same ashes as the hockey stick.

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  • Bootlbac, the drumbeater! 'and this led off to the howl of Areep, the dervish; and this was followed by the shriek of Zeel, the garlic-seller; and the waul of Krooz el Krazawik, the carrier; and the complainings of

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  • The line-up includes By: Jerico Javier THE National Bureau of Investigation will investigate By: Bong De Leon Check it out SOME people are speculating about the condition of Diether Ocampo who collapsed during a rehearsal for the network drumbeater was quick to spread the gossip that Leading

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  • To this day, he probably has done more to elevate the image of both the shiftless musician, and its subculture of the clueless, knuckle-dragging drumbeater, than probably anyone.

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  • But he's now officially a monster of the hard right's creation who has to talk the talk and walk the walk of a corporate neocon anti-social fearmongering drumbeater for war, overturning Roe v Wade, tax cuts for the biggest businesses, drill drill drill, and screwjobbing the middle class.

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  • Party drumbeater Roger Williams, a Parker County car dealer, has gone around the state for months pleading for Republicans to support the nominee, even if he's only "20 percent, 30 percent or 50 percent conservative."

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  • Comments on LIKE IT IS: No drumbeater needed for Lakers-Celtics

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