Simple Definition of Yankee
: a person born or living in the U.S.
: a person born or living in the northern U.S.
: a person from New England
Examples of yankee
a Southern girl who married a Yankee
Origin of yankee
First Known Use: 1758
Definition of Yankee
—a communications code word for the letter y
First Known Use of yankee
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