bonnet rouge

[baw-ne roozh]
noun, plural bonnets rouges [baw-ne roozh] . French.
a red liberty cap, worn by extremists during the French revolution.
an extremist or radical. Unabridged
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bonnet rouge (bɔnɛ ruʒ)
1.  a red cap worn by ardent supporters of the French Revolution
2.  an extremist or revolutionary
[literally: red cap]

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