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Meaning of jingo

jin•go

Pronunciation: ( jing'gō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -goes,
—n.
  1. a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy; bellicose chauvinist.
  2. a Conservative supporter of Disraeli's policy in the Near East during the period 1877–78.
  3. (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!
—adj.
  1. of jingoes.
  2. characterized by jingoism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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