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cockade

[ ko-keyd ]
/ kɒˈkeɪd /
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noun
a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like.
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Origin of cockade

First recorded in 1650–60; cockade (also cockard), from French cocarde “a knot of ribbons, cockade” (from its resemblance to a cock's crest), from Middle French cocquard “boastful, silly, cocky” (like the boastful behavior of a rooster), from coc “rooster, cock”; see cock1 + -arde -ard

OTHER WORDS FROM cockade

cock·ad·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cockade

cockade
/ (kɒˈkeɪd) /

noun
a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear

Derived forms of cockade

cockaded, adjective

Word Origin for cockade

C18: changed from earlier cockard, from French cocarde, feminine of cocard arrogant, strutting, from coq cock 1
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