American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ornament, such as a rosette or knot of ribbon, usually worn on the hat as a badge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clasp, button, or other fastening used to secure and hold up the cock of the hat; hence, any knot or rosette of ribbon, leather, worsted, or other material, worn on the hat. A badge of adherence to a cause, party, or political league. Such were the white cockade worn in England by the followers of the Stuarts about 1740–45 and the black cockade worn in opposition to this by the adherents of the Hanoverian party. In France, at the first outbreak of enthusiasm after the meeting of the States General in 1789, cockades, at first of green, were adopted by the party of action; the color was afterward changed to the traditional colors of Paris, blue and red, and to these was added the white of the house of Bourbon, as the revolutionists were still royalists. This, according to the common account, was the origin of the French tricolor.
- n. A rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A badge, usually in the form of rosette, or knot, and generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer is the servant of a military or naval officer.
- n. an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
- Alteration of obsolete cockard, from French cocarde, from Old French coquarde, feminine of coquard, vain, cocky, from coc, cock, from Latin coccus; see cock1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the bottom of every soldier's haversack there is an old and worn tricolour cockade, which is there ready to be fetched out at a moment's notice, and will be fetched out at the mere sound of the Corsican's voice.”
“Nay, sharp-tempered 'M. Tassin,' at the Tuileries parade on Sunday morning, forgets all National military rule; starts from the ranks, wrenches down one black cockade which is swashing ominous there; and tramples it fiercely into the soil of”
“Then, in the parade, came the wives of the firemen, dressed in white and wearing white cockade hats.”
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“A brief reunion in 2004 fell apart, though a publicity picture from that period – perhaps tellingly in light of his new political ambitions – shows Jean dressed in riding boots, a cockade hat and lace-fronted shirt, like L'Ouverture reborn.”
“He also wore the uniform of the Army of the Revolution, such as it was, for in those days soldiers of France could be found dressed in the white coats of the old royal army, the blue coats of the volunteers, and even civilian dress augmented by the cockade and the Phrygian cap.”
“Giles stood beside the carriage steps, beaming, with a white cockade in his hat.”
“Dahl instinctively disliked the army, and described the new arrivals with thinly disguised contempt: Fellows in uniform and cockade hats all over the place and a frightful lot of snobbishness.”
“Sprigs of laurel poked from hats, and black-and-white ribbons—the Union cockade—hung over left breasts.”
“Next Willhelm will be claiming he's seen Alex Massie wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt and sporting a beret with a white cockade. tommyt”
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