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1Yankee

noun Yan·kee \ˈyaŋ-kē\

: a person born or living in the U.S.

: a person born or living in the northern U.S.

: a person from New England

Full Definition of YANKEE

1
a :  a native or inhabitant of New England
b :  a native or inhabitant of the northern United States
2
:  a native or inhabitant of the United States
Yan·kee·dom \-kē-dəm\ noun
Yan·kee·ism \-kē-ˌi-zəm\ noun
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Examples of YANKEE

  1. a Southern girl who married a Yankee

Origin of YANKEE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1758

Rhymes with YANKEE

2Yankee

Definition of YANKEE

—a communications code word for the letter y

First Known Use of YANKEE

1952

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge
YANKEE Defined for Kids

Yankee

noun Yan·kee \ˈyaŋ-kē\

Definition of YANKEE for Kids

1
:  a person born or living in New England
2
:  a person born or living in the northern United States
3
:  a person born or living in the United States

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