Pronunciation: (sanz"kyoo-lot', -koo-; Fr. sän-ky-lôt'),[key] —n., —pl.sans-cu•lottesPronunciation: (sanz"kyoo-lots', -koo-; Fr. sän-ky-lôt').[key] 1. (in the French Revolution) a revolutionary of the poorer class: originally a term of contempt applied by the aristocrats but later adopted as a popular name by the revolutionaries.
2. any extreme republican or revolutionary.