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[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)
(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.
any extreme republican or revolutionary.
/ˌsænzkjʊˈlɒt; French sɑ̃kylɔt/
(during the French Revolution)

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

any revolutionary extremist


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