shako or shack·o [ shak-oh, shey-koh] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com noun, plural shak·os or shack·os, shak·oes or shack·oes. a military cap in the form of a cylinder or truncated cone, with a visor and a plume or pompon. Origin of shako 1805–15;
) peaked (cap), adj. derivative of
Middle High German zacke
peak, point; see
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British Dictionary definitions for shacko noun plural shackos or shackoes a variant spelling of shako noun plural shakos, shakoes, shackos or shackoes a tall usually cylindrical military headdress, having a plume and often a peak, popular esp in the 19th century Word Origin
C19: via French from Hungarian
csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point
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Word Origin and History for shacko shako n.
cylindrical soldier's hat with plume, 1815, from Hungarian
csákó, short for csákós süveg "peaked cap," from adjectival form of csáko "peak, projecting point of a cow's horn," which some European etymologists derive from German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin.
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