[ ko-keyd ]
/ kɒˈkeɪd /


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

Origin of cockade

1650–60; alteration of cocarde < French, equivalent to coc cock2 + -arde -ard

Related forms

cock·ad·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cockade


/ (kɒˈkeɪd) /


a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear

Derived Forms

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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