Sansculottism



[sanz-kyoo-lot, -koo-; French sahn-ky-lawt] /ˌsænz kyʊˈlɒt, -kʊ-; French sɑ̃ küˈlɔt/
noun, plural sans-culottes
[sanz-kyoo-lots, -koo-; French sahn-ky-lawt] /ˌsænz kyʊˈlɒts, -kʊ-; French sɑ̃ küˈlɔt/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the French Revolution) a revolutionary of the poorer class: originally a term of contempt applied by the aristocrats but later adopted as a popular name by the revolutionaries.
2.
any extreme republican or revolutionary.
sans-culotte
/ˌsænzkjʊˈlɒt; French sɑ̃kylɔt/
noun
1.
(during the French Revolution)

(originally) a revolutionary of the poorer class
(later) any revolutionary, esp one having extreme republican sympathies

2.
any revolutionary extremist

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