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jin•go



Pronunciation: ( jing'gō), [key]
n., pl. -goes,
adj.


n.
1. a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy; bellicose chauvinist.
2. Eng. Hist.a Conservative supporter of Disraeli's policy in the Near East during the period 1877–78.
3. by jingo! Informal.(an exclamation used to emphasize the truth or importance of a foregoing statement, or to express astonishment, approval, etc.): I know you can do it, by jingo!

adj.
1. of jingoes.
2. characterized by jingoism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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