Definition of patriotic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpeɪtriˈɒtɪk//
, BrE//ˌpætriˈɒtɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpeɪtriˈɑːtɪk//
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having or expressing a great love of your country a patriotic man who served his country well patriotic songs The party framed its message in unashamedly patriotic language. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek patriōtikos ‘relating to a fellow countryman’, from patrios ‘of one's fathers’, from patris ‘fatherland’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patriotic