Military service people
An example of a patriot is a person who is loyal to and fights for the United States.
Origin of patriotFrench patriote ; from Late Latin patriota, fellow countryman ; from Classical Greek patri?t?s ; from patris, fatherland ; from pat?r, father
Origin of patriotFrench patriote, from Old French, compatriot, from Late Latin patri&omacron;ta, from Greek patri&omacron;t&emacron;s, from patrios, of one's fathers, from pat&emacron;r, patr-, father; see p&schwa;ter- in Indo-European roots.
From the Middle French compatriot around 1600, from Late Latin patriÅta (“fellow countryman") from the Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Ï„ÏÎ¹ÏŽÏ„Î·Ï‚ (patriotÄ“s, “of the same country"), from Ï€Î±Ï„ÏÎ¯Ï‚ (patris, “father land", "country"), from Ï€Î±Ï„Î®Ï (pater, “father").