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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)
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The character Barend Oosthuisen and his friend Johannes van Ryn, the Mayor of Unionstad, make no bones about their contempt for the jingoes amongst the Afrikaans-speaking community.
The country belonged to him--he was an American, dammit, and he would not be bullied by hall monitors or lectured by jingoes.
May concurred, asserting that McKinley's ambition in politics was "to climb the greasy pole," and examining how, "in the early months of his administration," McKinley "temporized," "scattered balm in both directions," and "bought time from the jingoes with every coin that came to hand" (1961, 114, 120-21).
The Government pulled out of plans to push through a bill making sex education compulsory, giving C4 the perfect excuse to embarrass the jingoes offloads of teenagers.