- a derby or a hat resembling it.
Origin of billycock
Also called billycock hat.
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Examples from the Web for billycock
I don't know what he looks like now in that greatcoat and billycock hat.Condemned as a Nihilist
George Alfred Henty
The price of a glass, and billycock would have been there too.A Poor Man's House
Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Wear your billycock at the back of your head, as it will break your falls.
The Socialist (extending a billycock hat with a passionate gesture).Voces Populi
Blobby takes off his billycock, thrusts the remnant of food therein, and puts it on.Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished
- rare, mainly British any of several round-crowned brimmed hats of felt, such as the bowler
C19: named after William Coke, Englishman for whom it was first made
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