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white feather


Definition of white feather

  1. :  a mark or symbol of cowardice —used chiefly in the phrase show the white feather

Origin and Etymology of white feather

from the superstition that a white feather in the plumage of a gamecock is a mark of a poor fighter

First Known Use: circa 1785

Rhymes with white feather

aweather, bellwether, buff leather, fair-weather, glove leather, kid leather, pinfeather, shoe-leather, together, untether

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a block used as a base for a statue

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