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 cockaded (audio) \ adjective

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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,, "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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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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a period when something is suspended

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