spread-eagleism

noun
spread-ea·​gle·​ism | \ -əˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of spread-eagleism

: bombastic and vainglorious boasting of the greatness of the U.S. : superpatriotism, flag-waving resorted to some old-fashioned spread-eagleism and even demagoguery— W. G. Carleton

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History and Etymology for spread-eagleism

spread eagle + -ism

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“Spread-eagleism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spread-eagleism. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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