cockade

noun
cock·​ade | \ kä-ˈkād How to pronounce cockade (audio) \

Definition of cockade

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

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cockaded \ kä-​ˈkā-​dəd How to pronounce cockade (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cockade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later, the tricolour seeped out from the cockade into the broader political sphere and is now immortalised in the French flag, a symbol of national identity and unity. The Economist, "Political branding A brief history of protest symbols, from cockades to raised fists," 17 June 2020 In revolutionary France, the Marquis de Lafayette, the same French aristocrat who fought in the American revolutionary war, is said to have designed the red, blue and white cockade. The Economist, "Political branding A brief history of protest symbols, from cockades to raised fists," 17 June 2020 Nearly 500 costume makers and enthusiasts from around the world converged on the DoubleTree Hotel at Hazard Center this weekend for panels on makeup transformations, fun with fosshape, beginner embroidery and ribbon cockades. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Costume makers converge on San Diego for convention of creativity," 14 May 2018 Nearly 500 costume makers and enthusiasts from around the world converged on the DoubleTree Hotel at Hazard Center this weekend for panels on makeup transformations, fun with fosshape, beginner embroidery and ribbon cockades. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Costume makers converge on San Diego for convention of creativity," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of cockade

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cockade

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

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The first known use of cockade was in 1709

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“Cockade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockade. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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cockade

noun

English Language Learners 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.

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