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billycock

[bil-ee-kok] /ˈbɪl iˌkɒk/
noun, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
a derby or a hat resembling it.
Also called billycock hat.
Origin of billycock
1715-1725
1715-25; alteration of bullycocked (hat); see bully1, cock2, -ed2
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billycock

/ˈbɪlɪkɒk/
noun
1.
(rare, mainly Brit) any of several round-crowned brimmed hats of felt, such as the bowler
Word Origin
C19: named after William Coke, Englishman for whom it was first made
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