Chiefly British A felt hat with a low, rounded crown, similar to a derby.(noun)
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Use "billycock" in a sentence
"A billycock is a beautiful object (it may be eagerly urged), but it is not in the same style of architecture as Ely Cathedral; it is a dome, a small rococo dome in the Renaissance manner, and does not go with the pointed arches that assault heaven like spears."
"The shopwoman produced a head-dress, which Tottie afterwards described as a billycock 'at with a feather in it."
"Some ribald passer-by put a battered felt hat upon Vishnu's sacred curls, and there the poor image sat, an alien in an indifferent land, a sack across its shoulders, a "billycock" upon its head, and honoured at most with a passing stare."