or ban·ner·ette

[ ban-uh-ret ]
/ ˌbæn əˈrɛt /


a small banner.

Origin of banneret

1250–1300; Middle English banerett < Middle French banerete little banner. See banner, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bannerette

  • The old man flourished the flat kid like a bannerette, whilst he arranged the fire.

    Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for bannerette (1 of 2)



/ (ˌbænəˈrɛt) /


a small banner

Word Origin for bannerette

C13: from Old French baneret, from banere banner

British Dictionary definitions for bannerette (2 of 2)


/ (ˈbænərɪt, -əˌrɛt) /

noun (in the Middle Ages)

Also called: knight banneret a knight who was entitled to command other knights and men-at-arms under his own banner
a title of knighthood conferred by the king for valour on the battlefield

Word Origin for banneret

C14: from Old French banerete a small banner
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Word Origin and History for bannerette



c.1300, an order of knighthood, originally in reference to one who could lead his men into battle under his own banner. Later it meant one who received rank for valiant deeds done in the king's presence in battle. Also "a small banner" (c.1300).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper