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n. pl. jin·goes
One who vociferously supports one's country, especially one who supports a belligerent foreign policy; a chauvinistic patriot.
1. Of or relating to a chauvinistic patriot.
2. Characterized by chauvinistic patriotism.
Used for emphasis or to express surprise: By jingo, I'm leaving here in spite of the blizzard.

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

jin′go·ish adj.


n, pl -goes
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a loud and bellicose patriot; chauvinist
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) jingoism
3. by jingo an exclamation of surprise
[C17: originally perhaps a euphemism for Jesus; applied to bellicose patriots after the use of by Jingo! in the refrain of a 19th-century music-hall song]
ˈjingoish adj


(ˈdʒɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -goes.
a person who professes belligerent patriotism.
[from the phrase by Jingo in a political song supporting use of British forces against Russia in 1878]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jingo - an extreme bellicose nationalist
nationalist, patriot - one who loves and defends his or her country


[ˈdʒɪŋgəʊ] N (jingoes (pl)) (pej) → patriotero/a m/f
by jingo!¡caramba!


n pl <-es>
Hurrapatriot(in), Chauvinist(in) m(f)
(dated inf) by jingo!Tod und Teufel! (old), → Teufel, Teufel! (inf)
References in classic literature ?
By the living jingo, here's the bag of gold on his breast
Hey, by jingo, there's the young Squire leading off now, wi' Miss Nancy for partners
Franklin Blake, by a doctor's assistant with a bottle of laudanum-- and by the living jingo, I'm appointed, in my old age, to be conjurer's boy
Et qui pourrait oublier tous ces personnages qui nous hantaient et qui resteront graves dans nos memoires, indelebiles et vivants : Dracula et Frankenstein, Rocambole et Fantomas, Zorro et Tarzan, Spartacus et Cesar, Sindbad et Ali Baba, Romeo et Juliette, Jingo et Geronimo.
Our goal should be to start from scratch And rid the Jingo of his gall.
The story describes the journey of a young Parsi writer, Jingo ( Jahangir) Moos, in search of an ethical universe.
Jitin Hingorani Event Coordinator JINGO Media jitin@jingomedia.
It's always been a foregone conclusion that MPs are on a different planet to us - and by jingo don't they go out of their way to prove it.
The tragedy is that these people don't know anything about Gergiev," the counter protester, who identified himself only as Jingo, told
I wasn't quite sure how I had got myself into such a pickle - I had identified Simpson and McDowell as dangers from a long way out - b ut by jingo I had.