weathercock

[weth-er-kok]
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noun
  1. a weather vane with the figure of a rooster on it.
  2. (loosely) any weather vane.
  3. a person who readily adopts the latest fads, opinions, etc.: The count is the weathercock of the jet set.

Origin of weathercock

First recorded in 1250–1300, weathercock is from the Middle English word wedercoc. See weather, cock1
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Related Words for weathercock

feather, fan, weathercock, cock, vane, anemometer, windsock

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British Dictionary definitions for weathercock

weathercock

noun
  1. a weather vane in the form of a cock
  2. a person who is fickle or changeable
verb
  1. (intr) (of an aircraft) to turn or tend to turn into the wind
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