jingoish

jingoism

[jing-goh-iz-uhm]
noun
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

Origin:
1875–80; jingo + -ism

jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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jingo (ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -goes
1.  a loud and bellicose patriot; chauvinist
2.  jingoism
3.  by jingo an exclamation of surprise
 
[C17: originally perhaps a euphemism for Jesus; applied to bellicose patriots after the use of by Jingo! in the refrain of a 19th-century music-hall song]
 
'jingoish
 
adj

jingoism (ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm)
 
n
the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
 
'jingoist
 
n, —adj
 
jingo'istic
 
adj
 
jingo'istically
 
adv

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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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