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[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin of jingoism
First recorded in 1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • jingoism, a sort of swell bucket-shop business—you know the tone.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • Has his open-air moods, too, and amuses me with his jingoism.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Jack's speech is the antithesis of jingoism; it is also not—well, Northamptonish.

    Scarlet and Hyssop E. F. Benson
  • The pseudo-national spirit of jingoism is the meanest and the most dangerous.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield James Anthony Froude
  • But jingoism says "French blood has been spilled: Honor is at stake!"

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Especially did the Hobson exploit fire the spirit of jingoism.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • The author of The Turmoil could never be accused of jingoism.

British Dictionary definitions for jingoism


the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
Derived Forms
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for jingoism

1878, from jingo + -ism. Related: Jingoist; jingoistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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jingoism in Culture

jingoism definition

Extreme and emotional nationalism, or chauvinism, often characterized by an aggressive foreign policy, accompanied by an eagerness to wage war.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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