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jingo

play
interjection jin·go \ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of jingo

  1. —used as a mild oath usually in the phrase by jingo

Origin and Etymology of jingo

probably euphemism for Jesus


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jingo

noun jin·go

Definition of jingo

plural

jingoes

  1. :  one characterized by jingoism

jingoish

play \ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō-ish\ adjective

Examples of jingo in a Sentence

  1. a jingo who thought other countries should automatically follow his country's policies

  2. the often bitter rhetoric between the jingoes and the committed pacifists

Origin and Etymology of jingo

from the fact that the phrase by jingo appeared in the refrain of a chauvinistic song


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