1Yan·kee noun \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
a : a native or inhabitant of New England
b : a native or inhabitant of the northern United States
Examples of YANKEE
- a Southern girl who married a Yankee
Origin of YANKEE
First Known Use: 1758
—a communications code word for the letter y
First Known Use of YANKEE
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