Embarrassingly enough, it doesn't mean what I thought it did, either! So, I present to you the word Jingoism:
Definition of JINGOISM
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
— jin·go·ist\-ist\ noun or adjective
— jin·go·is·tic\ˌjiŋ-gō-ˈis-tik\ adjective
— jin·go·is·ti·cal·ly\-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of JINGOISM
- When the war began many people were caught up in a wave of jingoism.
jingoism will not win us any foreign allies>
First Known Use of JINGOISM
It really makes you wonder what happened in 1878, doesn't it? I've got your back. It was the Russo-Turkish War (just before the second Boer War) and the etymology of the word comes from the British use of the term "by Jingo," which Wikipedia quaintly calls a "long-established minced oath."
So, I hope you'll try to find a way to use "jingoism" at least once in the next week. And be patient with me while I try to work it into a sentence, too.