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Definition of "yanker" []

  • A person who yanks, jerks, or pulls suddenly (noun)
  • A very big lie (noun)
  • Someone who yanks, or gives a sudden hard pull (noun)

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  • A brazen lie (noun)

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Use "yanker" in a sentence
  • "Who, I take it, is channeled in the final scenes of I Am Sam, as Sean Penn revives a speech from my very favorite 1970s DH tear-yanker, Kramer vs. Kramer."
  • "While Rove and Limbaugh, the diaxis of evil, have their old crank-yanker with the dicey health records hooked up to adrenalized life-support, they have their v-p candidate hooked up to the info-injection machine."
  • "Extraordinarily interesting thread--Thanks to integrity for disclosing he is simply a bomb thrower, chain yanker and disrupter of the peace."
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