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Main Entry: 1rout
Pronunciation: 'raut
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English route band, company of soldiers, crowd, from Anglo-French rute band, from Vulgar Latin *rupta, from Latin, feminine of ruptus, past participle of rumpere to break -- more at REAVE
Date: 13th century
1 : a crowd of people : THRONG; specifically : RABBLE 2b
2 a : DISTURBANCE b archaic : FUSS
3 : a fashionable gathering