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

Other Words from cockade

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

Examples of cockade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lafayette, on his return to France in 1779, was a hero with all the glamour of revolution clinging to his cockade, as charismatic as Che Guevara in the sixties, but with a better character. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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“Cockade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockade. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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