1. A word used as a jocular oath. "By the living jingo."
2. A statesman who pursues, or who favors, aggressive, domineering policy in foreign affairs; a bellicose superpatriot or chavinist.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
This sense arose from a doggerel song which was popular during the Turco-Russian war of 1877 and 1878. The first two lines were as follows: --
We don't want to fight, but by Jingo if we do,
We 've got the ships, we 've got the men, we 've got the money too.
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