weathercock

[ weth-er-kok ]
/ ˈwɛð ərˌkɒk /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. weatherboard,
  2. weatherboarding,
  3. weathercast,
  4. weathercaster,
  5. weathercoat,
  6. weathered,
  7. weatherfish,
  8. weatherford,
  9. weatherglass,
  10. weathering

Origin of weathercock

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

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British Dictionary definitions for weathercock

weathercock

/ (ˈwɛðəˌkɒk) /

noun

a weather vane in the form of a cock
a person who is fickle or changeable

verb

(intr) (of an aircraft) to turn or tend to turn into the wind
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