billycock

[bil-ee-kok]

Origin of billycock

1715–25; alteration of bullycocked (hat); see bully1, cock2, -ed2
Also called billycock hat.
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billycock

noun
  1. rare, mainly British any of several round-crowned brimmed hats of felt, such as the bowler

Word Origin for billycock

C19: named after William Coke, Englishman for whom it was first made
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