Jingo meaning

jĭnggō
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One who vociferously supports one's country, especially one who supports a belligerent foreign policy; a chauvinistic patriot.
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Of or relating to a chauvinistic patriot.
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Characterized by chauvinistic patriotism.
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Used for emphasis or to express surprise.

By jingo, I'm leaving here in spite of the blizzard.

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A person who boasts of his or her patriotism and favors an aggressive, threatening, warlike foreign policy; chauvinist.
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Of jingoes; jingoistic.
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One who supports policy favouring war.
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by jingo!
  • an exclamation used to indicate strong assertion, surprise, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of jingo

  • From the phrase by jingo used in the refrain of a bellicose 19th-century English music-hall song from alteration of Jesus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the minced oath by jingo, which was used in a music hall song, written ca. 1878 by G. W. Hunt, that supported Britain's then belligerent attitude towards Russia. In this context, a euphemism for Jesus, influenced by the meaningless presto-jingo used by conjurors. A connection with the Basque jainko (“god”) has been suggested, but evidence is lacking.

    From Wiktionary