weathercock

noun weath·er·cock \ ˈwe-t͟hər-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 in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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