Share this entry
jingoism Syllabification: jin·go·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGɡōˌizəm/

Definition of jingoism in English:


chiefly derogatory
Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
Example sentences
  • How would he differentiate between patriotism and jingoism; internationalism and xenophobia?
  • The Irish way is the difference between patriotism and jingoism.
  • Flag-waving, jingoism and professional sports go hand in hand.
extreme patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, flag-waving;


Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGɡōəst/
Example sentences
  • There are the jingoists, the nationalists who just would want the Australian cricket side to win anything they ever enter.
  • That would benefit everyone except Chirac and the other jingoists.
  • It's easy to dismiss the jingoists, the English-only paranoiacs, the self-appointed culture police.
Definition of jingoism in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words