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cockade

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noun cock·ade \kä-ˈkād\

Simple Definition of cockade

  • : a decoration that is worn on a hat especially as part of a uniform to show a person's status, rank, etc.

Full Definition of cockade

  1. :  an ornament (as a rosette) usually worn on a hat as a badge

cock·ad·ed play \-ˈkā-dəd\ adjective

Origin of cockade

modification of French cocarde, from feminine of cocard vain, from coq cock, from Old French coc, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1709


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