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Meaning of JINGO

Pronunciation:  'jinggow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an extreme bellicose nationalist
 

JINGO is a 5 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: chauvinist, flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingoist
 
 See Also: nationalist, patriot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jin"go\, n.; pl. {Jingoes}. [Said to be a corruption of
St. Gingoulph.]
1. A word used as a jocular oath. ``By the living jingo.''
   --Goldsmith.

2. A statesman who pursues, or who favors, aggressive,
   domineering policy in foreign affairs. [Cant, Eng.]

Note: This sense arose from a doggerel song which was popular
      during the Turco-Russian war of 1877 and 1878. The
      first two lines were as follows:

            We don't want to fight, but by Jingo if we do, We
            've got the ships, we 've got the men, we 've got
            the money too.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bigot, chauvin, chauvinist, doctrinaire, dogmatist, fanatic, flag waver, hard hat, hawk, hundred-percent American, hundred-percenter, illiberal, intolerant, jingoist, male chauvinist, militarist, nationalist, patriot, patrioteer, pig, racist, sexist, superpatriot, ultranationalist, war dog, war hawk, warmonger
 

 

 

 

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