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badge / baj/ • n. a distinctive emblem worn as a mark of office, membership, achievement, licensed employment, etc.: name badges | a Girl Scout badge. ∎  a distinguishing object or emblem: a large gold key hung around his neck as his badge of office. ∎ fig. a feature or sign that reveals a particular condition or quality: my jeans had patches on the knees, like badges of courage marking encounters with barbed wire. • v. [tr.] mark with a badge or other distinguishing emblem.

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BADGE (bædʒ) base air defence ground environment

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badgebadge, cadge, hajj, Madge

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badge XIV. ME. bage, of unkn. orig.