- skip - Brewer’s

Billycock Hats

.

First used by Billy Coke (Mr. William Coke) at the great shooting parties at Holkham. The old-established hatters in the West End still call them “Coke hats.”

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Bills of Mortality
Bills of Parcels
Billee (Little)
Billet-doux [pronounce billy doo]
Billiards
Billings (Josh)
Billingsgate (London)
Billingsgate Pheasant (A)
Billy
Billy Barlow
Billycock Hats
Bi-metallism
Binary Arithmetic
Binary Theory
Bingham’s Dandies
Binnacle
Birchin Lane
Bird
Bird in the hand
Bird in thy Bosom
Bird of Estë