cockade

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noun cock·ade \kä-ˈkād\

Definition of cockade

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1709


COCKADE Defined for English Language Learners

cockade

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noun cock·ade \kä-ˈkād\

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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