from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who vociferously supports one's country, especially one who supports a belligerent foreign policy; a chauvinistic patriot.
- adj. Of or relating to a chauvinistic patriot.
- adj. Characterized by chauvinistic patriotism.
- interj. Used for emphasis or to express surprise: By jingo, I'm leaving here in spite of the blizzard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who supports policy favouring war.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word used as a jocular oath.
- n. A statesman who pursues, or who favors, aggressive, domineering policy in foreign affairs; a bellicose superpatriot or chavinist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name used in the oath “by jingo,” sometimes extended to “by the living jingo”: as, I won't do it, by jingo.
- n. [capitalized] A member of a section of the Conservative or Tory party in Great Britain which advocated a spirited foreign policy.
- Belonging or relating to the Jingoes: as, the Jingo policy; Jingo bluster. See I., 2.
- To force to a certain course of action by the influence of the Jingo spirit, that is, an aggressive bellicose patriotism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extreme bellicose nationalist
MR: Well they've got the lingo jingo, they've got people like Luntz.
The phrase "fleet in being," having within recent years gained much currency in naval writing, demands -- like the word "jingo" -- preciseness of definition; and this, in general acceptance, it has not yet attained.
A jingo is a war hawk, somebody who is very strong for war or for imperial control.
If rational arguments are available for increasing the aggression on the net taxpayer via immigration; why would ad hominem smear terms, such as jingo and chauvinist appear?
It was the SRC's attempts to eliminate the Afrikaans character of the university and its championing the ANC which gave the university a "jingo" image among right-thinking Afrikaners, he said.
You will remember that in 1846 the war with Mexico was just beginning, and many people were opposed to it as the work of "jingo" politicians, controlled in some degree by the slavery power.
In his recent annual address to the clergy the Bish. lamented bitterly that the American "jingo" was provoking dear patient Christian England to put on her war-paint.
The former was the moderate constitutional element of the gathering; the latter the "jingo" or personal government element, for the Burmese Court was reactionary, and those military sprigs were of the personal suite of the King and were understood to abet him in his falling away from the constitutional promise with which his reign began.
The administration's hope is that Congress, which is woefully ignorant on treaty questions and the application of neutrality and the Suez regulations to the American canal, will yield to the "jingo" ideas and vote for the United States to defend the canal against the world.
That kind of jingo-lingo is what the Gipper rode to Washington on.