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Excessive or fanatical patriotism; chauvinism.

flag′-wav′er n.
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Noun1.flag-waver - an extreme bellicose nationalist
nationalist, patriot - one who loves and defends his or her country
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Like the rickshaw drivers who collected bodies from Tiananmen Square and asked foreign journalists to "tell the world", the flag-waver on the streets of Hong Kong is making an appeal in vain.
The new flag-waver features an upgraded cabin, tweaked styling, improved technology and the UK debut of Mazda's SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, which features cylinder deactivation.
A travelling flag-waver at Euro 2016, a semi-final flag bearer at World Cup 2018.
Despite the Veyron being a flag-waver for Bugatti to show what was possible at the extreme end of performance engineering, the company lost money on every one it made.
Let's face it, sometimes even the most avid flag-waver anywhere finds little to cheer about.
We had two political leaders, separately, speaking to an invited audience, some of whom clearly expressed their antagonism, yet no-one was sufficiently alert to prevent the flag-waver reaching the platform and confronting the person speaking.
Abe has been a leading flag-waver for the TPP and in doing so has taken on the country's entrenched agricultural lobby, usually staunch advocates of his Liberal Democratic Party.
Turncoat Tory Victoria Ayling is Nigel Farage's purple flag-waver here.
Walton's Crown Imperial March is always a winner: yes Coronation flag-waver, but one could imagine a splendid fly-past also.
I'm a massive flag-waver for gender equality - in fact I have been since the dark days of the early 70s when an editor told me not to bother applying for a job on his paper because "we've got enough women on the staff and they tend to get married and have babies".
Adding that those who believe in terrorism and butchery of innocent people could not be considered as Pakistan's flag-waver. Col Ejaz assured Jandakhel tribesmen that their life and properties would be protected at any cost and said the security forces would be at the front line whenever any person or group of militants challenge writ of the state.
He also claimed the flag-waver was a "professional provocateur" out to sabotage Spartak's season.