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cockade

[ ko-keyd ]

noun

  1. a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like.


cockade

/ kɒˈkeɪd /

noun

  1. a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear


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Derived Forms

  • cockˈaded, adjective
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Other Words From

  • cock·aded adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cockade1

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”; cock 1 + -arde -ard
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cockade1

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

On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.

We are drawing near the chateau, and you might as well wear a cockade tricolor as let them hear that.

He rather prided himself on the way he played his part, and wore the tri-color cockade with an air of conviction.

Graceful vainly endeavored to recall him to life; then, bemoaning his fate, he fastened him with a pin to his hat like a cockade.

The cockade on the hat is the privilege abroad of ambassadors; it is bad form.

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