MEANING: noun:
1. An extreme radical republican during the French Revolution.
2. A radical or revolutionary.

ETYMOLOGY: From French, literally, without knee breeches. In the French Revolution, this was the aristocrats’ term of contempt for the ill-clad volunteers of the Revolutionary army who rejected knee breeches as a symbol of the upper class and adopted pantaloons. As often happens with such epithets, the revolutionaries themselves adopted it as a term of pride. Earliest documented use: 1790.

SASS-CULOTTE - hot pants

SAN OSCULOTTE - Valentine, the Kissing Saint

SANS-CURLOTTE - just donated all her ringlets to Locks of Love