Fancy living in a room with David's sans-culotte Leonidas staring perpetually in your face!
Dr. Mivers was as much scouted as if he had been a sans-culotte.
But Boivin was a soldier, and a soldier is not a sans-culotte.
A sans-culotte, who lived near by and whose suspicions had been aroused, followed him one evening.
Clearly the sans-culotte of Brussels was a mere tinsel imitation of the genuine article at Paris.
"These are all sans-culotte literature, I take it," said his Lordship; but the youth was stupefied and silent.
Hard names were not wanting either; Jefferson was ridiculed as a sans-culotte and red-legged Democrat.
Two men in sans-culotte costume were seated at a small table in the restaurant of Père Lefèvre.
also sansculotte, "lower-class republican of the French Revolution," 1790, from French, literally "without breeches;" see sans + cullotes. Usually explained as referring to the class whose distinctive costume was pantalons (long trousers) as opposed to the upper classes, which wore culottes (knee-breeches), but this is not certain. Related: Sans-culottes; sans-culotterie.