variants or less commonly damnyankee
plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of the northern states of the U.S. as distinguished from a Southerner
not often in formal use
blaming our troubles, if we were southern, more on the damyankeeLillian Smith
the South is considered with what seems to this damyankee extraordinary fairnessClifton Fadiman

Word History


contraction of damned yankee

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“Damyankee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damyankee. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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