jingoism jin"go*ism, n. 1. The policy of the Jingoes, so called. See {Jingo}, 2. [Cant, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A bellicose patriotism; aggressive chauvinism; belligerence in international relations. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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