[pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa-]
Origin of patriotic
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1650s, "of one's own country," from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning "loyal, supporting one's own country" is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper