badge of honor/pride

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of badge of honor/pride

:a mark or expression of pride
  • He wore his ethnic heritage as a badge of honor/pride.

Word by Word Definitions

badge play
  1. : a device or token especially of membership in a society or group

  2. : a characteristic mark

  3. : an emblem awarded for a particular accomplishment

honor play
  1. : good name or public esteem : reputation

  2. : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition

  3. : privilege

  1. : to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor

  2. : to give special recognition to : to confer honor on

  3. : to live up to or fulfill the terms of

pride play
  1. : the quality or state of being proud: such as

  2. : inordinate self-esteem : conceit

  3. : a reasonable or justifiable self-respect

  1. : to indulge (oneself) in pride


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