What does yanky mean?

An American

A yanky is an American, or northern American, depending on the person using the term. It is a variation of the more popular yankee term and is typically meant as a derogatory term.

Yanky may be used by citizens of other countries or Americans that live in the southern region of the United States. If it is used by citizens of other countries, the term refers to Americans, in general. But if it is used by U.S. southerners, the term refers to Americans that live in the northern region of the U.S.


"Pay no attention to him, he is just a typical yanky trying to tell us how we should live."

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018

Yanky definition

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