noun, often capitalized
yan·​qui | \ ˈyäŋ-kē How to pronounce yanqui (audio) \

Definition of yanqui

: a citizen of the U.S. as distinguished from a Latin American

Examples of yanqui in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For veteran Cuba watchers, the new possibilities were symbolized by Bar Roma, a partnership between a local DJ and expat yanqui that was secreted on the rooftop of a decrepit art deco apartment block in Old Havana. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of yanqui

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yanqui

Spanish, from English yankee entry 1

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“Yanqui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yanqui. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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