patriotism

[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa-]
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Origin of patriotism

First recorded in 1720–30; patriot + -ism
Related formsan·ti·pa·tri·ot·ism, nounhy·per·pa·tri·ot·ism, nouno·ver·pa·tri·ot·ism, nounpro·pa·tri·ot·ism, noun
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Related Words for patriotism

loyalty, nationalism, allegiance, chauvinism, flag-waving

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British Dictionary definitions for patriotism

patriotism

noun
  1. devotion to one's own country and concern for its defenceCompare nationalism
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Word Origin and History for patriotism
n.

1726, from patriot + -ism.

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