Meaning of “patriot” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “patriot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patriot" in American English

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patriotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ·tri·ət, -ˌɑt/

a person who loves his or her country and defends it when necessary

US history A patriot during the American Revolution was a person who believed in or fought for independence from Britain

adjective us /ˌpeɪ·triˈɑt̬·ɪk/

Candidates love to associate themselves with patriotic values.
noun [ U ] us /ˈpeɪ·tri·əˌtɪz·əm/

This really calls into question his patriotism.

(Definition of “patriot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)