Definition of "yankee" []

  • A native or inhabitant of the US; American (noun)
  • A native or inhabitant of New England (noun)
  • A native or inhabitant of the Northern US, esp a Northern soldier in the Civil War (noun)
  • A code word for the letter y (noun)
  • A bond issued in the US by a foreign borrower (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Yankees (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "yankee" in a sentence
  • "The term yankee was invented by British soldiers in the seventeenth century as an epithet against bawdy Dutch pirates in the West Indies."
  • "In the six New England states, a yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast."
  • "June 8th, 2006 at 1: 31 pm amy says: yankee is gringo"
  • "The azteca language is used everyday - chocolate, tomato, metate, even the word yankee is a nahuatl word, it means stranger."