flag-waving definition by Webster's New World
- an effort to arouse intense patriotic or nationalist feelings by a deliberate appeal to the emotions
- a conspicuous show of patriotism
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- flag-waver noun
flag-waving definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Excessive or fanatical patriotism; chauvinism.
- flagˈ-wavˌer noun