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Extreme patriotism, often expressed by an aggressive, warlike foreign policy. From a late C17th song about going to war with Russia: “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.” Euphemism for Jesus.

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Word used in place of one more blunt or offensive e.g. “let go” for “fired.” From Greek “eu-“=good + “pheme”=speaking.

Slang for person skilled in technology but socially inept and introverted. From “nerts” < euphemism for “nuts”=crazy.

Word used in place of a more blunt or offensive one. e.g. “let go” for “fired.” From Greek “eu-“=good + “pheme”=speaking.

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