flag-waver

noun
flag-wav·​er | \ ˈflag-ˌwā-vər How to pronounce flag-waver (audio) \

Definition of flag-waver

1 : one who is intensely and conspicuously patriotic
2 : one who waves a flag in signaling
3 : a song intended to rouse patriotic sentiment

First Known Use of flag-waver

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flag-waver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag-waver. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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