[ spred-ee-guh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈsprɛdˈi gəˌlɪz əm /


boastfulness or bombast, especially in the display of patriotic or nationalistic pride in the U.S.; flag-waving.

Origin of spread-eagleism

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; spread-eagle + -ism

Related forms

spread-ea·gle·ist, noun
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