cockade

noun cock·ade \ kä-ˈkād \

Definition of cockade

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

cockaded

play \-ˈkā-dəd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cockade

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


COCKADE Defined for English Language Learners

cockade

noun

Definition of cockade for English Language Learners

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


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