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Girouette

(3 syl., g soft). A turncoat, a weathercock (French). The Dictionnaire des Girouettes contains the names of the most noted turncoats, with their political veerings.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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