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jingo

interjection jin·go \ ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō \

Definition of jingo

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

Definition of jingo

plural jingoes
: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

jingo Synonyms



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