Definition of patriot in English:

patriot

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noun

  • 1A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.

    • ‘a true patriot’
    loyalist, nationalist, lover of one's country
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  • 2

    (also Patriot)
    trademark in UK An automated surface-to-air missile designed for early detection and interception of incoming missiles or aircraft.

Pronunciation

patriot

/ˈpātrēət/ /ˈpeɪtriət/

Origin

Late 16th century from French patriote, from late Latin patriota ‘fellow countryman’, from Greek patriōtēs, from patrios ‘of one's fathers’, from patris ‘fatherland’.