Cockades'

cockade

[ko-keyd]
noun
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:
1650–60; alteration of cocarde < French, equivalent to coc cock2 + -arde -ard

cockaded, adjective
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cockade (kɒˈkeɪd)
 
n
a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear
 
[C18: changed from earlier cockard, from French cocarde, feminine of cocard arrogant, strutting, from coqcock1]
 
cock'aded
 
adj

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cockade
1709, from Fr. cocarde, fem. of cocard "foolishly proud, cocky," an allusive extension from coq (see cock (n1.)).
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