verb (used with or without object)
Origin of yank
Definition for yank (2 of 2)
noun, adjective Informal.
Origin of Yank
Examples from the Web for yank
The book, edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas, featured visual art from the war and was a best seller.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A caveat: the networks have been known to yank a few before they even make it on the air.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was simply, we don't like this piece of art, so we are going to yank your city funding.
But let's give Lapid the benefit of the doubt, at least before we yank it back.
Embarrassingly, he had to yank the bill from the House floor at the last minute.
They discovered that my middle name was Derby, and they christened me "Darby the Yank."A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
A rebel sentinel discovered them, and hallooed out: "How are you, Yank?"The American Joe Miller|Various
The ship gave a "yank;" there is no other word to express the frightful shock of her movement.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
One reason—among others—why the Yank fought so well was because he was so well fed between fights.Eating in Two or Three Languages|Irvin S. Cobb
The dust was so thick it was almost impossible to tell a Reb from a Yank.Some Personal Reminiscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac|Hampton Sidney Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for yank (1 of 2)
Word Origin for yank
British Dictionary definitions for yank (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for yank
1822, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Yanked; yanking. The noun is 1818 in sense of "sudden blow, cuff."