"white feather" Definition

  1. “to show the WHITE FEATHER,” to evince cowardice. In times when great attention was paid to the breeding of game-cocks, a white feather in the tail was considered a proof of cross-breeding.

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Position in the dictionary: 3932 of 4022 slang words.
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