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spread-eagleism

[spred-ee-guh-liz-uh m] /ˈsprɛdˈi gəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
boastfulness or bombast, especially in the display of patriotic or nationalistic pride in the U.S.; flag-waving.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; spread-eagle + -ism
Related forms
spread-eagleist, noun
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