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 cock 1.
- A rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge.