[ bil-ee-kok ]
/ ˈbɪl iˌkɒk /

noun Chiefly British Informal.

a derby or a hat resembling it.

Origin of billycock

1715–25; alteration of bullycocked (hat); see bully1, cock2, -ed2
Also called billycock hat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for billycock


/ (ˈbɪlɪkɒk) /


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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