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Gynn
10-12-2009, 12:04 AM
I'm looking for a word to describe people who are cheering on two participants of a street fight. You know, those guys that are yelling, "Yeah! Get him Jimmy!" as punches are thrown.

Weird, I know, but it's bugging me. "Egger-ons" doesn't work.

alleycat
10-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Spectators? Watchers? Bystanders, onlookers, kibitzers?

stormie
10-12-2009, 12:09 AM
Weird, I know, but it's bugging me. "Egger-ons" doesn't work.
I was going to say "Egging them on" when I read your first sentence. Now I'm stumped. Anyone?!

Sean D. Schaffer
10-12-2009, 12:13 AM
Cheerleaders?

Summonere
10-12-2009, 12:46 AM
Rabble-rousers?

Gynn
10-12-2009, 12:53 AM
Thanks guys. I'll give some of these a shot and see if they fit!

Summonere
10-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Agitators?

Phantom Writer
10-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Spectators? Watchers? Bystanders, onlookers, kibitzers?

What is a kibitzer? I like bystanders or onlookers for that type of fighting type scene. I've also hear rebel rousers... but that's a term my mom uses... so i'm not sure that is a good word or not.

chrysalnix
10-12-2009, 01:30 AM
Antagonizers?

Slushie
10-12-2009, 01:35 AM
viscous crowd? I know it's not one word, but maybe an adjective will give you more options.

dpaterso
10-12-2009, 01:54 AM
Is "goaders" a real word? Not sure. Probably not. :)

-Derek

Matera the Mad
10-12-2009, 07:34 AM
"Eggers-on" would be the proper plural. Ugh. If they trew eggs, the crowd would indeed be "viscous" (who needs dictionaries...). "Goaders" is a real (plural) word, AFAIK. Not "rebel rousers" but "rabble-rousers"...lessee, what else...a "kibitzer" is a nosy onlooker.

benbradley
10-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Inciters.

ETA: Lock thread. :)