What does the word yankee mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to Yankees.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A New Englander; any citizen of the United States.

Usage examples for yankee

  1. There was some one in the crowd, a Yankee, who bid her in and set her free. – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  2. I have been too long away from yankee land to 'guess'; tell me at once, Florence. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  3. The Yankee was young, almost as young as Boyd, but he had less assurance than Boyd. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
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