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jingoism

[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jingoist

jingoism

/ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
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 jingoist

jingoism

n.

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

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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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Encyclopedia Article for jingoist

jingoism

an attitude of belligerent nationalism, the English equivalent of the term chauvinism. The term apparently originated in England during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 when the British Mediterranean squadron was sent to Gallipoli to restrain Russia and war fever was aroused. Supporters of the British government's policy toward Russia came to be called jingoes as a result of the phrase "by jingo," which appeared in the refrain of a popular song:We don't want to fight, yet by jingo, if we do,We've got the ships, we've got the men,And got the money, too!

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