Yankee Definition

yăngkē
noun
A person born or living in New England.
Webster's New World

A person born or living in a U.S. state of the North (see the phrase at north)

Webster's New World
A Union soldier in the Civil War.
Webster's New World
A native or inhabitant of the United States.
American Heritage
Any person born or living in the U.S.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
northlandernorthenersouthlanderwestlandernortherneryanknew-englanderyankee-doodletouristwesternernorth-americanAmerican citizenamericanunionistabolitionist
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adjective
Of, like, or characteristic of Yankees.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Yankee

Noun

Singular:
yankee
Plural:
yankees

Origin of Yankee

  • Origin unknown

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

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