jingo

interjection
jin·​go | \ ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce jingo (audio) \

Definition of jingo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used as a mild oath usually in the phrase by jingo

jingo

noun
plural jingoes

Definition of jingo (Entry 2 of 2)

: one characterized by jingoism

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Noun

jingoish \ ˈjiŋ-​(ˌ)gō-​ish How to pronounce jingo (audio) \ adjective

Examples of jingo in a Sentence

Noun a jingo who thought other countries should automatically follow his country's policies the often bitter rhetoric between the jingoes and the committed pacifists

First Known Use of jingo

Interjection

1663, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jingo

Interjection

probably euphemism for Jesus

Noun

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

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“Jingo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jingo. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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