from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The red cap adopted by the extremists in the French Revolution, which became a sign of patriotism at that epoch; hence, a revolutionist; a Red Republican.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cap of liberty of the French revolutionists of 1793. See liberty-cap.
  • n. Hence A wearer of such a cap; a sans-culotte.
  • n. A red republican; an anarchist or communist.


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