• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bonnet-rouge the red cap of liberty of the French Revolution, shaped like a nightcap
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—Low L. bonnetum, orig. the name of a stuff.


In literature:

The men raised their bonnets-rouges, the woman bowed low, and the Seigneur entered the post-office door.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Vanity will always keep France the eldest son of the Church, even if she wear a bonnet rouge.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
BONNET ROUGE, a red republican, so called from the red cap of liberty which he wore.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
He soon reached the shop over which hung the sign of the "Bonnet Rouge" and entered it.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
I wear the Bonnet Rouge discreetly weighed down with a fine tassel of British prudence.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
An' you, Pierre Bonnet Rouge, where is the rest of your band?
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx