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Definition of Yankee


  • Southern phrase meaning Northerner. Traditionally used by people from Europe and Asia to refer to people from the USA.
    They are Yankee folks.

    Last edited on Jun 30 2011. Submitted by Star S. from Montana, USA on Jun 20 1999.

  • A derogatory term used by Southerners to describe people from states other than the original Confederate States. Used when referring to the Union soldiers in the American Civil War. In Texas it is often used to describe anyone from outside the state. Also used to describe accents and dialects. Used in other countries when referring to Americans.
    He has the most annoying Yankee accent I've heard in a while!

    Last edited on Jun 30 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Hockley, TX 77447, USA on Dec 27 2009.

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