weath·​er·​cock | \ ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌkäk How to pronounce weathercock (audio) \

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

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Examples of weathercock in a Sentence

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weathercock was in the 13th century

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to take the place or position of

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