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billycock

[ bil-ee-kok ]
/ ˈbɪl iˌkɒk /
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noun Chiefly British Informal.
a derby or a hat resembling it.
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Also called billycock hat .

Origin of billycock

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