Definition of cockade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːˈkeɪd//
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a decorated badge or an arrangement of ribbons, feathers, etc. that is worn in a hat to show military rank, membership of a political party, etc. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French cocarde, originally in bonnet à la coquarde, from the feminine of obsolete coquard ‘saucy’.
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