Associations to the word «Yank»


YANK, noun. A sudden, vigorous pull (sometimes defined as mass times jerk, or rate of change of force).
YANK, verb. (transitive) To pull something with a quick, strong action.
YANK, verb. (transitive) To remove from distribution.
YANK, noun. (US) A Yankee, a Northerner: someone from the Northern United States, especially from New England.
YANK, noun. (sometimes pejorative) A Yankee, an American: someone from the United States.
YANK OFF, verb. To remove something, like a piece of cloth or bread, by tearing it with one quick strong pull.
YANK OFF, verb. (UK) (Ireland) (vulgar) to masturbate.
YANK OUT, verb. To remove something like a nail, or a tooth with one quick strong pull.
YANK SOMEONE'S CHAIN, verb. (idiomatic) To tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting.
YANK SOMEONE'S CHAIN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see yank,‎ chain.
YANK TANK, noun. (Australia) (slang) A large American car.
YANK TANK, noun. (US) (slang) A pre-1950s American car in Cuba, imported before the US embargo

Dictionary definition

YANK, noun. An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War).
YANK, noun. An American (especially to non-Americans).
YANK, verb. Pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy