- 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.
(countable and uncountable, plural jingoisms)
jingo +â€Ž -ism
Variant of jingo
Origin of jingo; from phrase by jingo in the refrain of a patriotic British music-hall song (1878): origin, originally uncertain or unknown; perhaps euphemism for Jesus