At last the Empress jingo and her army saw the distant mountains of Korea loom out on the horizon.
By jingo, I think he might say ‘splice the main brace’ now, after all this jollification!
Yes, by jingo, I had, and very welcome the poor old fellow was to it.
You may baulk all the bailiffs, and defy any other man to serve you with a writ; but, by jingo!
Oh, by jingo, no: it's quite enough to peg away at it when you are with us, without going at it while you are away.
The bully of the music-hall shouting "jingo" had his special audience.
These are the romantic ravings of a jingo civilian, Balsquith.
By jingo, corporal, you certainly have done yourself and all of us proud!
I have never called myself a jingo, but for once it would have done me good to see the lion's tail twisted.
It must be open,” he said to himself, and then, as he looked closer: “By jingo!
"mindless, gung-ho patriot," 1878, picked up from the refrain of a music hall song written by G.W. Hunt, and sung by "Gilbert H. MacDermott" (1845-1901), supporting aggressive British policy toward Russia at a time of international tension. ("We don't want to fight, But by Jingo! if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, We've got the money too.")
Hunt's patriotic song of 1878, with a swinging tune ... became at Macdermott's instigation the watchword of the popular supporters of England's bellicose policy. The "Daily News" on 11 March 1878 first dubbed the latter 'Jingoes' in derision .... ["Dictionary of National Biography," London, 1912]As an asseveration, it was in colloquial use since 1690s, and is apparently yet another euphemism for Jesus, influenced by conjurer's gibberish presto-jingo (1660s). The frequent suggestion that it somehow derives from Basque Jinko "god" is "not impossible," but "as yet unsupported by evidence" [OED].