flag-waving

noun

flag-wav·​ing ˈflag-ˌwā-viŋ How to pronounce flag-waving (audio)
: passionate appeal to patriotic or partisan sentiment : chauvinism

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flag-waving was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Flag-waving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag-waving. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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