cockade

[ko-keyd]

Origin of cockade

1650–60; alteration of cocarde < French, equivalent to coc cock2 + -arde -ard
Related formscock·ad·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cockade

Historical Examples of cockade

  • A grass-green frock-coat, too, bound with gold; and a cockade in your hat!'

  • Also it had given them a cockade, of red and blue, the colours of Paris.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And then he looked at the sash and the cockade, and hesitated, apparently at a loss.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He had shot the Colonel of the Swiss Guards through his cockade.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • And am I really to become a midshipman, and wear a cockade in my hat, and a dirk by my side?

    Paddy Finn

    W. H. G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for cockade

cockade

noun
  1. a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear
Derived Formscockaded, 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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Word Origin and History for cockade
n.

1709, earlier cockard (1650s), from French cocarde (16c.), fem. of cocard (Old French cocart) "foolishly proud, cocky," as a noun, "idiot, fool;" an allusive extension from coq (see cock (n.1)).

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