[ jing-goh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm /


the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

Nearby words

  1. jingle,
  2. jingle bell,
  3. jingle shell,
  4. jingling johnny,
  5. jingo,
  6. jingoistic,
  7. jinja,
  8. jinjiang,
  9. jinju,
  10. jink

Origin of jingoism

First recorded in 1875–80; jingo + -ism

Related formsjin·go·ish, adjectivejin·go·ist, noun, adjectivejin·go·is·tic, adjectivejin·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for jingoistic


/ (ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm) /


the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
Derived Formsjingoist, noun, adjectivejingoistic, adjectivejingoistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for jingoistic



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

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Culture definitions for jingoistic


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

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