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[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin of jingoism
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for jingoism
  • The jingoism of many of the commercials was a reason watching them became so tiring, and tiresome.
  • By the way, jingoism is the favorite ideology for people too dim-witted to think beyond self-satisfied pride in their own skin.
  • Prejudice and jingoism need to be replaced by empathy and critical thought.
  • Don't deprive students of this with another wave of jingoism.
  • They have instead become a showcase for the host countries, jingoism at its best.
  • To those even remotely sensitive to political realities, any public display of mourning flirts with tacky jingoism.
  • Unnecessary bellicosity and jingoism is detrimental to peace and prosperity, and incites unnecessary confrontation.
  • Your jingoism is getting in the way of the concept of liberty.
British Dictionary definitions for jingoism


the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
Derived Forms
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for jingoism

1878, from jingo + -ism. Related: Jingoist; jingoistic.

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jingoism in Culture

jingoism definition

Extreme and emotional nationalism, or chauvinism, often characterized by an aggressive foreign policy, accompanied by an eagerness to wage war.

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