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[yang-kee-land] /ˈyæŋ kiˌlænd/
Chiefly Southern U.S. the northern states of the U.S.
Chiefly British. the U.S.
Chiefly Northern U.S. New England.
Origin of Yankeeland
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; Yankee + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In Yankeeland, while here with us the case is just the opposite.

  • This looked very shiftless, especially in a country abounding in water-power, and reminded me that I was no longer in Yankeeland.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • In another two hours well be out on the gulf and by to-morrow well be out of reach of any one in Yankeeland.

  • Some of these lark puddings are even shipped to Yankeeland, which sends every year countless pilgrims to the “Cheshire Cheese.”

    Old Tavern Signs Fritz August Gottfried Endell
  • I am ready to follow her to Yankeeland, or any other place she chooses to go.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson
  • Even the American Revolution left its traces on the tavern signs of the Yankeeland.

    Old Tavern Signs Fritz August Gottfried Endell
  • The Spurgeon of Yankeeland goes on to speak about the "internal evidence" of the Bible.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • That's what I used to call about everybody that wasn't born right down here in Yankeeland.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Over a bottle of whiskey, which was made in Yankeeland, we spent our first night in Australia.

    The Gold Hunter's Adventures William H. Thomes
  • Even as it is, I don't mind telling you—as a pal—that I'm hardly my usual bright self since she went to Yankeeland.

    A Young Man's Year Anthony Hope

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