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A vociferous supporter of policy favoring war, especially in the name of patriotism.
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- ‘The Olympic Games is a festival of nationalism, a gourmandising 17-day feast of jingo.’
- ‘Certainly, the leadership of the violent jingo crowds was middle-class.’
- ‘A jingo is a jingo wherever we meet him, and as far as we are concerned there is no close season for jingoes.’
- ‘Over and over, the new American jingoes depict the U.S. as somehow a victim in the international economy.’
- ‘I'm sure the illustration below went down like a Steve Bell cartoon with the jingoes.’
Late 17th century (originally a conjuror's word): by jingo (and the noun sense) come from a popular song adopted by those supporting the sending of a British fleet into Turkish waters to resist Russia in 1878. The chorus ran: “We don't want to fight, yet by Jingo! if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, and got the money too.”.
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