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patriotic

[ pey-tree-ot-ik or, especially British, pa- ]
/ ˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, especially British, ˌpæ- /
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Definition of patriotic

adjective
of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
expressing or inspired by patriotism: a patriotic ode.
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Origin of patriotic

1645–55; <Late Latin patriōticus<Greek patriōtikós.See patriot, -ic

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