- a weather vane with the figure of a rooster on it.
- (loosely) any weather vane.
- a person who readily adopts the latest fads, opinions, etc.: The count is the weathercock of the jet set.
Origin of weathercock
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Examples from the Web for weathercock
They are as careful of the age as the weathercock is of the wind.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Rubbing his eyes, he told her to go and look at the weathercock.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts
They were, in fact, clasped around the leg of the weathercock.The Adventures of Harry Revel
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
"I told Jemima to look at the weathercock," murmured Mrs. Skratdj.The Peace Egg and Other tales
Juliana Horatia Ewing
"Moreover, they are tedious things to converse with," said the Weathercock.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
- a weather vane in the form of a cock
- a person who is fickle or changeable
- (intr) (of an aircraft) to turn or tend to turn into the wind
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