Patriot Definition

pātrē-ət, -ŏt
noun
One who loves and loyally or zealously supports one's own country.
Webster's New World
The definition of a patriot is a person who loves, defends and supports his or her country.
An example of a patriot is a person who is loyal to and fights for the United States.
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(archaic) A fellow countryman, a compatriot.

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Synonyms:
nationalistvolunteersuperpatriotpatrioteerpartisanloyalistjingoistjingoflagwaverflag-waverchauvinistgood citizenstatesmanlover of his country
Antonyms:
pronoun
(informal) An individual Patriot missile.
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Other Word Forms of Patriot

Noun

Singular:
patriot
Plural:
patriots

Origin of Patriot

  • From the Middle French compatriot around 1600, from Late Latin patriōta (“fellow countryman") from the Ancient Greek πατριώτης (patriotÄ“s, “of the same country"), from πατρίς (patris, “father land", "country"), from πατήρ (pater, “father").

    From Wiktionary

  • French patriote from Old French compatriot from Late Latin patriōta from Greek patriōtēs from patrios of one's fathers from patēr patr- father pəter- in Indo-European roots

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

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