noun \ˈbaj\

: a small object (such as a tag, pin, or metal shield) that is worn or held up by a person so that it can be easily seen, that has writing (such as a person's name) and often a picture on it, and that shows who the person is

: a cloth patch that can be sewn onto clothing and that is awarded to a person (such as a Boy Scout or Girl Scout) for doing something

: something that represents or is a sign of something else

Full Definition of BADGE

:  a device or token especially of membership in a society or group
:  a characteristic mark
:  an emblem awarded for a particular accomplishment
badge transitive verb

Examples of BADGE

  1. The policeman flashed his badge.
  2. Don't forget to wear your name badge.
  3. The receptionist glanced at my visitor's badge.
  4. She earned 10 merit badges in scouting.
  5. She was wearing a badge that read Support your local library.

Origin of BADGE

Middle English bage, bagge
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BADGE


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