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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flag wey-ver]
    • /flæg ˈweɪ vər/
    • /flæɡ ˈweɪ.vər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flag wey-ver]
    • /flæg ˈweɪ vər/

Definitions of flag-waver word

  • noun flag-waver a person who signals by waving a flag. 1
  • noun flag-waver an enthusiastic, demonstrative patriot. 1
  • noun flag-waver a song or musical number intended to arouse patriotic fervor. 1

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Origin of flag-waver

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Flag-waver


flag-waver popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for flag-waver

noun flag-waver

  • partisan — a shafted weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries, having as a head a long spear blade with a pair of curved lobes at the base.
  • loyalist — a person who is loyal; a supporter of the sovereign or of the existing government, especially in time of revolt.
  • volunteer — a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
  • nationalist — a person devoted to nationalism.
  • jingoist — the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

Antonyms for flag-waver

noun flag-waver

  • traitor — a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.

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