Meaning of badge

badge

Pronunciation: (baj), [key]
— n., v., badged, badg•ing.
—n.
  1. a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc.: a police badge; a merit badge.
  2. any emblem, token, or distinctive mark: He considered a slide rule as the badge of an engineering student.
  3. a card bearing identifying information, as one's name, symbol or place of employment, or academic affiliation, and often worn pinned to one's clothing.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish or mark with a badge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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