patrioteer

noun
pa·​tri·​o·​teer | \ ¦pā-trē-ə-¦tir\
plural -s

Definition of patrioteer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 patrioteer— Dorothy Thompson catchword patrioteers— S. V. Benét patrioteers, roaring nationalists and reformers with apparently simple devices for making the world better and safer— Stanley Walker

patrioteer

intransitive verb
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of patrioteer (Entry 2 of 2)

: to behave as a patrioteer

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History and Etymology for patrioteer

Noun

patriot + -eer

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