sans-culotte

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French sans-culotte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sanzkjuːˈlɒt/, /sɒ̃(ŋ)kjuːˈlɒt/

Noun[edit]

sans-culotte (plural sans-culottes)

  1. A plebian Parisian, especially a lower-class republican during the French Revolution. [from 18th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 454:
      One necessary fashion item for the dutiful sans-culotte, for example, was the red cap (bonnet rouge), which was alleged to recall the cap worn in Antiquity by emancipated slaves.
    • 2007, Barbara Taylor, ‘Guinea Pigs’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 10:
      More's sensational attacks on Paine's Rights of Man [...] were echoed in prints, mass-produced by Reeves's Association, which contrasted the happy condition of the English cottager to the brutalised domestic life of the Parisian sans-culotte.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sans + culotte.

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Noun[edit]

sans-culotte m (plural sans-culottes)

  1. sans-culotte, peasant

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