[ 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

jin·go·ish, adjectivejin·go·ist, noun, adjectivejin·go·is·tic, adjectivejin·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for jingoist

  • 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


/ (ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm) /


the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism

Derived Forms

jingoist, noun, adjectivejingoistic, adjectivejingoistically, adverb
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Culture definitions for jingoist


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

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