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Yankee

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noun Yan·kee \ˈyaŋ-kē\

Definition of Yankee

  1. 1 a :  a native or inhabitant of New England b :  a native or inhabitant of the northern United States

  2. 2 :  a native or inhabitant of the United States

Yankeedom

play \-kē-dəm\ noun

Yankeeism

play \-kē-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Examples of yankee in a sentence

  1. a Southern girl who married a Yankee

Origin and Etymology of yankee

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1758


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Yankee

Yan·kee

Definition of Yankee

  1. —a communications code word for the letter y

1952

First Known Use of yankee

1952

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YANKEE Defined for English Language Learners

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Yankee

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noun Yan·kee \ˈyaŋ-kē\

Definition of Yankee for English Language Learners

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

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

  • : a person from New England


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