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bonnet rouge

[baw-ne roozh]
noun, plural bon·nets rouges [baw-ne roozh] /bɔ nɛ ˈruʒ/. French.
  1. a red liberty cap, worn by extremists during the French Revolution.
  2. an extremist or radical.
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Historical Examples

  • The man took off the bonnet-rouge—still she could not guess who he was.

    Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales

    Maria Edgeworth


British Dictionary definitions for bonnet rouge

bonnet rouge

noun
  1. a red cap worn by ardent supporters of the French Revolution
  2. an extremist or revolutionary
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Word Origin

literally: red cap
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