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plural -s
: one who makes an ostentatious show of patriotism from venal or degraded motives : an insincere, misguided, or spurious patriot : flag-waver
they are quick to detect the phony and they can distinguish a patriot from a patrioteerDorothy Thompson
catchword patrioteersS. V. Benét
patrioteers, roaring nationalists and reformers with apparently simple devices for making the world better and saferStanley Walker


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intransitive verb

: to behave as a patrioteer

Word History



patriot + -eer

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“Patrioteer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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