weathercock


weath·er·cock

noun \-ˌkäk\

Definition of WEATHERCOCK

1
:  a vane often in the figure of a cock mounted so as to turn freely with the wind and show its direction
2
:  a person or thing that changes readily or often

Examples of WEATHERCOCK

  1. <when the winds suddenly shifted on social values, the weathercocks wasted no time in proclaiming their newfound passion for conservatism>

First Known Use of WEATHERCOCK

13th century

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