Yankee




Definitions of Yankee
  1. noun

    an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

    synonyms:
    Northerner, Yank
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    types:

    Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier

    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    type of:

    American

    a native or inhabitant of the United States

  2. noun

    an American who lives in New England

    synonyms:
    New Englander
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    type of:

    American

    a native or inhabitant of the United States

  3. noun

    an American (especially to non-Americans)

    synonyms:
    Yank, Yankee-Doodle
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    type of:

    American

    a native or inhabitant of the United States

  4. adjective

    used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)

    Synonyms:

    northern

    in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

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