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cockade

[ko-keyd] /kɒˈkeɪd/
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.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; alteration of cocarde < French, equivalent to coc cock2 + -arde -ard
Related forms
cockaded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cockaded

cockade

/kɒˈkeɪd/
noun
1.
a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear
Derived Forms
cockaded, adjective
Word Origin
C18: changed from earlier cockard, from French cocarde, feminine of cocard arrogant, strutting, from coqcock1
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Word Origin and History for cockaded

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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