Origin of Yankee
Examples from the Web for yankee
Ditto Virginia, but in reverse; culturally, northern Virginia is Yankee land (but with gun shops).
The flag that was unveiled at Yankee Stadium 19 days after 9/11 was a different, much larger one.Brad Meltzer's Passion For Reuniting America With Its Historic Objects|Oliver Jones|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The major question for the Republican Party going forward is what all these Yankee newcomers will mean for its direction.
Jeter currently holds the Yankee record for stolen bases, and in 2009, he earned the hits record, as well.
So long to a winner, a superstar, a gentleman, and a Yankee.
The intelligent Yankee soon bethought him of a scheme; and one that appeared feasible.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
It has often been said of Yankee mechanics that they are "Jacks of all trades and masters of none."The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge
Yankee ladies came down from the North and taught us to read and write.
I discovered who the fellow was, and that he had practised a piece of Yankee smartness for which I had no redress.The Evolution of Photography |John Werge
I fear the Union League, the government spies, and the damned Yankee officers here.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
British Dictionary definitions for yankee
Word Origin for Yankee
Cultural definitions for yankee
Originally a nickname for people from New England, now applied to anyone from the United States. Even before the American Revolutionary War, the term Yankee was used by the British to refer, derisively, to the American colonists. Since the Civil War, American southerners have called all northerners Yankees. Since World War I, the rest of the world has used the term to refer to all Americans.