flag-waving

noun
flag-wav·​ing | \ ˈflag-ˌwā-viŋ How to pronounce flag-waving (audio) \

Definition of flag-waving

: passionate appeal to patriotic or partisan sentiment : chauvinism

First Known Use of flag-waving

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flag-waving was in 1892

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“Flag-waving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag-waving. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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flag-waving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flag-waving

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

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