an early American song with several versions of humorous verses, popular during the Revolutionary War
Origin of Yankee Doodle; from Yankee + (?) tootle, in reference to sound made in tonguing a flute or fife, for which the tune was apparently first written
Origin of Yankee DoodleFrom the title of a song popular during the Revolutionary War.
- A patriotic song popular with the Americans in their Revolutionary War.
(plural Yankee Doodles)
- (slang, archaic) A native or inhabitant of the United States.