Definition of jingo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jingo

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪŋɡoʊ//
 
 
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Word Origin late 17th cent. (originally a conjuror's word): by jingo (and the noun sense) come from a popular song adopted by those who supported the sending of a British fleet into Turkish waters to resist Russia in 1878. The chorus ran: “We don't want to fight, yet by Jingo! if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, and got the money too”.Idioms (old-fashioned) used to show surprise or determination