Meaning of jingo
Pronunciation: ( jing'gō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -goes,
- a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy; bellicose chauvinist.
- a Conservative supporter of Disraeli's policy in the Near East during the period 1877–78.
- (an exclamation used to emphasize the truth or importance of a foregoing statement, or to express astonishment, approval, etc.): I know you can do it, by jingo!
- of jingoes.
- characterized by jingoism.
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