the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

1875–80; jingo + -ism

jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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jingoism (ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm)
the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
n, —adj

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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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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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  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.
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