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bonnet rouge

[ baw-ne -roozh ]
/ bɔ nɛ ˈruʒ /
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noun, plural bon·nets rouges [baw-ne -roozh]. /bɔ nɛ ˈruʒ/. French.

a red liberty cap, worn by extremists during the French Revolution.
an extremist or radical.

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British Dictionary definitions for bonnet rouge

bonnet rouge
/ French (bɔnɛ ruʒ) /

noun

a red cap worn by ardent supporters of the French Revolution
an extremist or revolutionary

Word Origin for bonnet rouge

literally: red cap
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