patriotic

[ pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa- ]
/ ˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæ- /

adjective

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

Origin of patriotic

1645–55; < Late Latin patriōticus < Greek patriōtikós. See patriot, -ic
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Word Origin and History for patriotic

patriotic


adj.

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.

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