Yankee

Meaning

An American

Yankee is a slang term that refers to an American. It is typically used by citizens of other countries as a derogatory term for unkempt Americans who exhibit poor behavior.

The term may also be used by Americans who live in the southern region of the country to refer to Americans that live in the northern region. The term was especially common in the 1800s but is still used today. There are several variations of yankee, which include yanky and yank.

Example

"I'd like to see those yankees come down here and take down our confederate statues."
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Yankee means an american

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018

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