Pronunciation: (baj), [key]
—n., v., badged, badg•ing.
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.
to furnish or mark with a badge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.