spread eagleist

spread-eagleism

[spred-ee-guh-liz-uhm]
noun
boastfulness or bombast, especially in the display of patriotic or nationalistic pride in the U.S.; flag-waving.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; spread-eagle + -ism

spread-eagleist, noun
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