noun Etymology: French sans-culotte, literally, without breeches Date: 1790 1. an extreme radical republican in France at the time of the French Revolution 2. a radical or violent extremist in politics • sansculottic adjectivesansculottish adjectivesansculottism noun

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  • sansculotte — (French sans culotte, without breeches ) In the French Revolution, one of the ill clad and ill equipped volunteers of the Revolutionary army; also a Parisian ultrademocrat of the Revolution. The working class sansculottes wore long trousers to… …   Universalium

  • Sansculotte — Die Sansculottes, 1789 Mit Sansculottes (auch dt. Sansculotten, von franz. ohne Kniebundhose, Culotte, selbst abgeleitet von cul – „Boden“, „Hintern“) wurden in der Zeit der Französischen Revolution (1789–1799) die Pariser Arbeiter und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sansculotte — noun a) person who lacks culture and refinement b) lower class person …   Wiktionary

  • Sansculotte — Sans|cu|lot|te [sãsky lɔt(ə) ], der; n, n […tn̩] [frz. sans culotte, eigtl. = ohne Kniehose, ↑ Culotte]: Proletarier, proletarischer Revolutionär der Französischen Revolution. * * * Sans|cu|lot|te [sãsky lɔt(ə)], der; , n [̩; frz. sans… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sansculotte — Sans|cu|lọt|te 〈 [sãky ] m.; Gen.: n, Pl.: n; Politik〉 während der Französ. Revolution Spottname für die proletar. Revolutionäre, weil sie keine Kniehosen wie die höheren Stände, sondern lange Hosen trugen [Etym.: <frz. sans culotte »ohne… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Sansculotte — Sans|cu|lot|te [sãsky lɔtə] der; n, n <aus gleichbed. fr. sans culotte, eigtl. »ohne Kniehose«, urspr. Spottname, da die Revolutionäre mit langen Hosen (pantalons) anstelle der von den Aristokraten getragenen Kniehosen (culottes) bekleidet… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sansculotte —  (In French, sans culotte.) Without breeches ; an extreme revolutionary or republican. French revolutionaries were so called because they wore pantaloons rather than breeches …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • sansculotte — n. (French) extreme radical republican in France during the Revolution; violent and strong extremist in politics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sansculotte —    (sanh kü LOT) [French: without knee breeches] Originally, a term of contempt applied by aristocrats to anyone belonging to the poorer class of French revolutionaries in 1789; the name comes from the fact that such people dressed in long… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • sansculotte — sans·cu·lotte …   English syllables

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