four·​ra·​gère ˌfu̇r-ə-ˈzher How to pronounce fourragère (audio)
: a braided cord worn usually around the left shoulder
especially : such a cord awarded as a decoration to a military unit

Word History


French, from feminine of fourrager of forage, from fourrage forage

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fourragère was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Fourragère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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