noun, plural sans-cu·lottes [sanz-kyoo-lots, -koo-; French sahn-ky-lawt]. /ˌsænz kyʊˈlɒts, -kʊ-; French sɑ̃ küˈlɔt/.
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Origin of sans-culotte
OTHER WORDS FROM sans-culottesans-cu·lot·tic [sanz-kyoo-lot-ik, -koo-], /ˌsænz kyʊˈlɒt ɪk, -kʊ-/, adjectivesans-cu·lot·tish, adjectivesans-cu·lot·tism, nounsans-cu·lot·tist, noun
Words nearby sans-culotte
Example sentences from the Web for sans-culotte
"These are all sans-culotte literature, I take it," said his Lordship; but the youth was stupefied and silent.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
Two men in sans-culotte costume were seated at a small table in the restaurant of Père Lefèvre.When a Cobbler Ruled a King|Augusta Huiell Seaman
A sans-culotte, who lived near by and whose suspicions had been aroused, followed him one evening.Which?|Ernest Daudet
Clearly the sans-culotte of Brussels was a mere tinsel imitation of the genuine article at Paris.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
Fancy living in a room with David's sans-culotte Leonidas staring perpetually in your face!The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for sans-culotte
- (originally) a revolutionary of the poorer class
- (later) any revolutionary, esp one having extreme republican sympathies