a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc. worn on the hat as a badge
Origin of cockadeFrench cocarde ; from Old French coq, a cock: from resemblance to its comb
An ornament, such as a rosette or knot of ribbon, usually worn on the hat as a badge.
Origin of cockadeAlteration of obsolete cockard, from French cocarde, from Old French coquarde, feminine of coquard, vain, cocky, from coc, cock, from Late Latin coccus; see cock1.
- A rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge.