flag-waver

noun

flag-wav·​er ˈflag-ˌwā-vər How to pronounce flag-waver (audio)
1
: one who is intensely and conspicuously patriotic
2
: one who waves a flag in signaling
3
: a song intended to rouse patriotic sentiment

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flag-waver was in 1894

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“Flag-waver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag-waver. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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