verb (used with object), badged, badg·ing.
- badger game,
- badger plane,
- badger skunk,
- badger state
Origin of badge
Examples from the Web for badge
Let Jourdan Dunn be the first of many—not an island, or badge of self-congratulation.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Clark fell back first from her blows, losing his cap, tie, and badge in the melee.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It denotes the person that puts on the badge, puts on the blue uniform, and goes into the streets to put their life at risk.
In the West Bank, serving time in Israeli jails is a badge of honor.Palestinian Cabinet Member Dies in Confrontation with Israeli Soldier|Creede Newton|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our primary domestic defense is not a pilot or a drone on high but somebody in the street with a badge.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door|Michael Daly|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Weareth he not the Earl of Leicester's badge and cognisance?
The string of pearls was coiled up in the midst of the roll of soiled muslin and the badge was pinned to one of the folds.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Why is the poor College servitor to wear that name and that badge still?The Book of Snobs|William Makepeace Thackeray
I would choose for its badge of membership a small silver fern leaf, crossed by a large gold key.Solaris Farm|Milan C. Edson
Here the young warrior was invested with the badge of knighthood.
Word Origin for badge
mid-14c., perhaps from Anglo-French bage or from Anglo-Latin bagis, plural of bagia "emblem," all of unknown origin.