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Definition of "yanqui" []

  • (in Latin America) a North American (noun)
  • A citizen of the United States of America as opposed to a Latin American. (noun)

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Use "yanqui" in a sentence
  • "Of course the word "yanqui" is used frequently by people from South America and in some countries -- Costa Rica for example -- "americano" is used."
  • "The word yanqui is nahuatl for stranger - there was even a town on the borders of the Aztec domain called Yanquitlan."
  • "'i!' 'the yanqui is the cause of the hurricanes, and each wants to explain to her exactly why and how."