Associations to the word «Yankee»


YANKEE, symbol. The letter Y in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
YANKEE, noun. A native or inhabitant of New England.
YANKEE, noun. A native or inhabitant of the Northern USA. (used in this sense especially by inhabitants of the Southern USA)
YANKEE, noun. A native or inhabitant of the USA. (used in this sense especially outside of the USA)
YANKEE, noun. (nautical) A large triangular headsail used in light or moderate winds and set on the fore topmast stay. Unlike a genoa it does not fill the whole fore triangle, but is set in combination with the working staysail.
YANKEE, noun. (baseball) A player that plays for the New York Yankees.
YANKEE, noun. A wager on four selections, consisting of 11 separate bets: six doubles, four trebles and a fourfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
YANKEE, verb. (dated) (slang) (US) (Canada) (sometimes offensive) to cheat, trick or swindle somebody; to misrepresent something
YANKEE CHEESE, noun. (pejorative) Synonym of American cheese.
YANKEE DIME, noun. (US) (idiomatic) (slang) (American South) (sometimes humorous) A kiss.
YANKEE DOODLE, proper noun. A patriotic song popular with the Americans in their Revolutionary War.
YANKEE DOODLE, noun. (slang) (archaic) A native or inhabitant of the United States.
YANKEE FOOTBALL, noun. (pejorative) Synonym of American football.
YANKEE INGENUITY, noun. Improvisational design or problem-solving, dealing with low availability of replacement parts and materials.
YANKEE LAND, proper noun. (British) (slang) The United States.
YANKEE SPELLING, noun. (pejorative) Synonym of American spelling.
YANKEE THANKSGIVING, proper noun. (pejorative) Synonym of American Thanksgiving.

Dictionary definition

YANKEE, noun. An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War).
YANKEE, noun. An American who lives in New England.
YANKEE, noun. An American (especially to non-Americans).
YANKEE, adjective. Used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier).

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche