Yank Definition

yăngk
yanked, yanking, yanks
verb
yanked, yanking, yanks
To jerk.
Webster's New World
To extract or remove abruptly.
Yanked the starting pitcher early in the game.
American Heritage
To pull on something suddenly.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
push
noun
A sudden, strong pull; jerk.
Webster's New World
A Yankee.
American Heritage
A Yankee; esp., a U.S. soldier in World Wars I and II.
Webster's New World
The definition of a Yank is a Yankee meaning someone from the north of the U.S., from the northeast U.S. or sometimes just from the U.S.
An example of a Yank is someone fighting for the north during the Civil War.
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Other Word Forms of Yank

Noun

Singular:
yank
Plural:
yanks

Origin of Yank

  • Attested since 1822 CE; from Scots. Unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yankee.

    From Wiktionary

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