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billycock


billycock


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billycock  \Bil"ly*cock\,  n.,  or  Billycock  hat  \Bil"ly*cock  hat`\ 
  [Perh.  from  bully  +  cock;  that  is  cocked  like  the  hats  of 
  the  bullies.] 
  A  round,  low-crowned  felt  hat;  a  wideawake.  ``The  undignified 
  billycocks  and  pantaloons  of  the  West.''  --B.  H.  Chamberlain. 
 
  Little  acquiesced,  and  Ransome  disguised  him  in  a 
  beard,  and  a  loose  set  of  clothes,  and  a  billicock  hat. 
  --Charles 
  Reade.