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jingo +‎ -ism


  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɪŋɡəʊɪz(ə)m/



jingoism (countable and uncountable, plural jingoisms)

  1. (uncountable) Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism, especially with regards to foreign policy.
    • 1982 June 16, “Soviet Accuses British Of Jingoism in Victory”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Soviet reports today on the British victory in the Falkland Islands said a “new flare-up of jingoism” in Britain obscured the fact that the problem was far from solved.
    • 2017 September 23, Tom Phillips, quoting Orville Schell, “China finds its own Top Gun and Rambo in wave of patriotic movies”, in The Observer[2], →ISSN:
      “When you see several dots on a page you begin to get a line of trajectory. These things mean something,” he said of the repeated displays of jingoism. “And I think what they mean is that China is back, it is powerful and it is not to be trifled with.”
  2. (countable) A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.
    • 2010, Cintra Wilson, Caligula for President, Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 20:
      Americans are now too overstimulated and spoiled by choices to be properly manipulated by the old rallies that used to boil nationalistic fervor—billowing flags, unctuous marching band music, and a white man in a dark suit speaking in comforting Judeo-Christian jingoisms.
    • 2020, Jack Fong, “Preface”, in Employing Nietzsche’s Sociological Imagination[3], Lexington Books, →ISBN:
      At a time when the leaders of the “free” world can run systems in an authoritarian manner, replete with their jingoisms and subtexts of internal colonialism, it is rather urgent that we demystify democratism, []
  3. (uncountable) Chauvinism.





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