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flag-waver

[ flag-wey-ver ]
/ ˈflægˌweɪ vər /
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noun

a person who signals by waving a flag.
an enthusiastic, demonstrative patriot.
a song or musical number intended to arouse patriotic fervor.

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Origin of flag-waver

First recorded in 1890–95
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