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damnyankee

[dam-yang-kee] /ˌdæmˈyæŋ ki/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of damnyankee
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15

damyankee

or damnyankee

[dam-yang-kee] /ˌdæmˈyæŋ ki/
noun, Informal.
1.
(in the southern U.S.) a person native to the northern states of the U.S., especially one who is disliked or regarded with suspicion.
Origin
alteration of damned Yankee
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