flag-waving

[ flag-wey-ving ]
/ ˈflægˌweɪ vɪŋ /

noun

an ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism.

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Origin of flag-waving

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for flag-waving

flag-waving

noun

informal
  1. an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling
  2. (as modifier)a flag-waving speech

Derived forms of flag-waving

flag-waver, noun
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