flag-waving


flag–wav·ing

noun \-viŋ\

: words and actions that show very strong support for your government usually in a way that seems foolish or excessive

Full Definition of FLAG-WAVING

:  passionate appeal to patriotic or partisan sentiment :  chauvinism

First Known Use of FLAG-WAVING

1892

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: flail (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: flag–waver
All Words Near: flag-waving

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up flag-waving? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More