billycock

[ bil-ee-kok ]
/ ˈbɪl iˌkɒk /
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noun Chiefly British Informal.

a derby or a hat resembling it.

Nearby words

  1. billy club,
  2. billy goat,
  3. billy no-mates,
  4. billy the kid,
  5. billy-bread,
  6. billyo,
  7. bilobate,
  8. bilobular,
  9. bilocation,
  10. bilocular

Origin of billycock

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

Also called billycock hat.

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British Dictionary definitions for billycock

billycock

/ (ˈbɪlɪkɒk) /

noun

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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