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Jingoes (The)

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The war party in 1877. They were Russophobists, who felt convinced that the Czar intended to take possession of Constantinople, which would give him command of the Black Sea, and might endanger our Indian possessions. This has nothing to do with the wordjingo” used by Dean Swift; but was wholly connected with the music-hall song mentioned in the next article.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Jib (To)
Jib-boom
Jib-door
Jib-stay (A)
Jib Topsail (A)
Jiffy
Jig
Jilt (To)
Jim Crow
Jingo
Jingoes (The)
Jingoism
Jinn
Jinnistan
Joachim (St.)
Joan (Pope)
Joan Cromwell
Joan of Arc or Jeanne la Pucelle
Joannes Hagustaldensis
Job (o long)
Job’s Comforter