a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like.
a feather or ribbon worn on military headwear
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)).
[kok-uh-dood-l-doo] /ˈkɒk əˌdud lˈdu/ interjection 1. (used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the crowing of a rooster, as in stories for children.) noun, plural cock-a-doodle-doos. 2. the loud crow of a cock. 3. Baby Talk. a rooster. verb (used without object), cock-a-doodle-dooed, cock-a-doodle-dooing. 4. to crow. /ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː/ interjection 1. an imitation or representation of […]
[kok-uh-hoop, -hoo p, kok-uh-hoop, -hoo p] /ˌkɒk əˈhup, -ˈhʊp, ˈkɒk əˌhup, -ˌhʊp/ adjective 1. in a state of unrestrained joy or exultation; boastfully elated: He was cock-a-hoop over his victory. 2. askew; out of kilter: He knocked his hat cock-a-hoop. adjective (usually postpositive) 1. in very high spirits 2. boastful 3. askew; confused
[kob] /kɒb/ noun 1. a corncob. 2. a male swan. 3. a short-legged, thick-set horse, often having a high gait and frequently used for driving. 4. British. a mixture of clay and straw, used as a building material. 5. British Dialect. a rounded mass or lump. 6. a crude silver or gold Spanish-American coin of […]
[kohks] /koʊks/ verb (used with object) 1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. 2. to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him. 3. to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through […]