Rabble, n. In a Republic, those who exercise a supreme authority tempered by fraudulent elections. The rabble is like the sacred Simurgh, of Arabian fable- omnipotent on condition that it do nothing. The word is Aristocratese, and has no exact equivalent in our tongue, but means, as nearly as may be, "soaring swine."
2005 Update: A collective term for nearby strangers. Strangers not within hearing distance, such as aren't on television, are referred to as "Us."