Definition of “patriot” - English Dictionary

“patriot” in British English

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patriotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæt.ri.ət/ /ˈpeɪ.tri.ət/ us /ˈpeɪ.tri.ɑːt/

a person who loves their country and, if necessary, will fight for it

(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

patriotic
adjective us /ˌpeɪ·triˈɑt̬·ɪk/

Candidates love to associate themselves with patriotic values.
patriotism
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)