noun Etymology: modification of French cocarde, from feminine of cocard vain, from coq cock, from Old French coc, of imitative origin Date: 1709 an ornament (as a rosette) usually worn on a hat as a badge • cockaded adjective

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  • Cockade — Cock*ade , n. [F. cocarble, fr. coquard vain, OF. coquart, fr. coq cock, prob. of imitative origin. The ornament is so named from its resemblance to the crest of a cock. Cf. {Coquette}.] A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cockade — 1709, earlier cockard (1650s), from Fr. cocarde (16c.), fem. of cocard (O.Fr. cocart) foolishly proud, cocky, as a noun, idiot, fool; an allusive extension from coq (see COCK (Cf. cock) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cockade — ► NOUN ▪ a rosette or knot of ribbons worn in a hat as a badge of office or as part of a livery. DERIVATIVES cockaded adjective. ORIGIN French cocarde, from obsolete coquard saucy …   English terms dictionary

  • cockade — [käk ād′] n. [Fr cocarde < OFr coq, a cock: from resemblance to its comb] a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc. worn on the hat as a badge cockaded adj …   English World dictionary

  • Cockade — A woman fastening a red and white cockade to a Polish insurgent s square shaped rogatywka cap during the January Uprising of 1863–64 …   Wikipedia

  • cockade — cockaded, adj. /ko kayd /, n. a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like. [1650 60; alter. of cocarde < F, equiv. to coc COCK2 + arde ARD] * * * ▪ hat decoration French… …   Universalium

  • cockade — UK [kɒˈkeɪd] / US [kɑˈkeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms cockade : singular cockade plural cockades a decoration worn on a hat, often as part of a uniform …   English dictionary

  • cockade — noun /kɒkˈeɪd/ A rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge …   Wiktionary

  • cockade — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rosette, knot, spangle, ribbon; see decoration 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • cockade — cock|ade [kɔˈkeıd US ka: ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: cocarde, from cocard too proud of yourself , from coq male chicken , from Old French coc] a small piece of cloth used as a decoration on a hat to show rank, membership of a club etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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