A badge is a type of emblem or patch or form of identification that is worn outside of a person’s clothing to indicate rank or achievement.
Police officers wear badges so that citizens know they are properly authorized to serve the public.
Soldiers in the military wear badges that show their rank. (rank = level of position)
Children who participate in scouting organizations receive badges that recognize their personal accomplishments.
Some people collect badges as a matter of personal interest in the artistry and design of the badge itself.
(Badges may also be called "patches," depending on the purpose of the badge. )
Here are some examples of how the word "badge" might be used in a sentence or question:
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July 2, 2019