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  1. Chiefly Southern U.S. the northern states of the U.S.
  2. Chiefly British. the U.S.
  3. Chiefly Northern U.S. New England.
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Origin of Yankeeland

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; Yankee + land
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of yankeeland

  • I am ready to follow her to Yankeeland, or any other place she chooses to go.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary

    Sarah Margan Dawson

  • In Yankeeland, while here with us the case is just the opposite.

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

  • 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

  • The Spurgeon of Yankeeland goes on to speak about the "internal evidence" of the Bible.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote