E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The British war braggadocio; called Chauvinism in French; Spread-cagleism in the United States of North America. During the Russo Turkish War in 18771878 England was on the point of interfering, and at the music-halls a song became popular containing the following refrain:
We dont want to fight; but, by Jingo, if we do,
Weve got the ships, weve got the men, and got the money too.