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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.
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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
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(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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jingo - an extreme bellicose nationalist
nationalist, patriot - one who loves and defends his or her country
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[ˈdʒɪŋgəʊ] N (jingoes (pl)) (pej) → patriotero/a m/f
by jingo!¡caramba!
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n pl <-es>
Hurrapatriot(in), Chauvinist(in) m(f)
(dated inf) by jingo!Tod und Teufel! (old), → Teufel, Teufel! (inf)
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They were not on TV advertainments, radio publicity platform and even on social media jingoes together as they did in 2005/11 presidential races.
Students union are no categorised as service to humanity, but service to selfish jingoes.
Where they once provided a useful corrective to the unquestioning patriotism that the Empire inspired in previous generations, they have now become every bit as bigoted as the Jingoes they condemn.
In neighboring Tamil Nadu, the jingoes (both of the ruling party and the Opposition) want the Indian Central Government to back the U.S.
The country belonged to him--he was an American, dammit, and he would not be bullied by hall monitors or lectured by jingoes.
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.
ISLAMABAD, June 7 -- How the jingoistic approach of journalists can help someone make a perception about a country should best be asked from our European Excellencies or perhaps from our Spanish friend HE Gonzalo Maria Quintero Saravia, who mistakenly landed amongst some jingoes of the Pakistani media while waiting to see off Premier Gilani at an air force base outside Madrid during the past week.
Or as the Australians might say: "Jingoes!" (translation - fantastic!).