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[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin of jingoism
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • In fiery utterances attacking the Government he denounced Botha as a jingoist and an imperialist.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for jingoist


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 jingoist



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

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jingoist in Culture

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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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