- The definition of jingoism is extreme and aggressive patriotism that results in aggressive foreign policy.
An example of jingoism is a cartoon that makes fun of the politics or politicians in a foreign country.
jingoism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- jinˈgo·ist noun
- jinˌgo·isˈtic adjective
- jinˌgo·isˈti·cal·ly adverb
jingoism - Cultural Definition
Variant of jingo
Origin: ; from phrase by jingo in the refrain of a patriotic British music-hall song (1878): origin, originally uncertain or unknown; perhaps euphemism for Jesus