IPA: jˈæŋki

Root Word: Yankee


  • (chiefly outside the US) A native or inhabitant of the United States.
  • (chiefly Southern US) A native or inhabitant of the Northern United States.
  • (chiefly Northern US) A native or inhabitant of New England.
  • (chiefly southern Louisiana) An Anglo, as opposed to someone with French ancestry; a native or inhabitant of the rest of the United States.
  • (nautical) A large triangular headsail used in light or moderate winds and set on the fore topmast stay. Unlike a genoa it does not fill the whole fore triangle, but is set in combination with the working staysail.
  • (baseball) A player for the New York Yankees.
  • A wager on four selections, consisting of 11 separate bets: six doubles, four trebles and a fourfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
  • (American Civil War) Someone on the Union side.
  • (nautical) A headsail resembling a genoa or a jib but with a high-cut clew, normally used together with a staysail. A sailing boat is typically equipped with three yankee sails of different sizes, number one being the largest.
  • (international standards) Alternative letter-case form of Yankee from the NATO/ICAO Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Obsolete form of Yankee. [(chiefly outside the US) A native or inhabitant of the United States.]


  • (dated, slang, US, Canada, sometimes offensive) to cheat, trick or swindle somebody; to misrepresent something

Examples of "yankee" in Sentences

  • The domination of the Yankees continued.
  • It is sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
  • The compulsory dance was the Yankee Polka.
  • I fail to hear the strains of Yankee Doodle.
  • Yankee got the drift and dropped the editorials.
  • Anyone could spend outrageously like the Yankees.
  • June 8th, 2006 at 1: 31 pm amy says: yankee is gringo
  • The Yankees scored first in the bottom of the second inning.
  • He was in the spotlight in the 1960 World Series against the Yankees.
  • See that's my point Anna why do you need to call the yankee's stupid?
  • As the Pirates erupted, the Yankees stood across the field in disbelief.
  • One of the biggest rivalryies in baseball was the Yankees and the Dodgers.
  • In the six New England states, a yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
  • The azteca language is used everyday - chocolate, tomato, metate, even the word yankee is a nahuatl word, it means stranger.
  • The reason I put "yankee" in quotes is because, in Texas, any US accent that isn't Texan or Southern is considered a "yankee" accent.
  • The term yankee was invented by British soldiers in the seventeenth century as an epithet against bawdy Dutch pirates in the West Indies.
  • The reason I put quotes around "yankee" is because, in Texas, any US accent that is not Texan or Southern is considered a "yankee" accent.
  • Perhaps from fear of falling in with the grittier stereotypes so moften loved, then charicatured and mocked by the media and genral "yankee" populuos ...
  • I grew up in an openly, even proudly racist and insular society where the term "yankee" was often used to describe those from areas of the United States outside of the south.
  • On November 21st, 2009 at 10: 15 am heather trammell said: it's called yankee pot pie (at least my family does) and its saltine crackers broken up with gravy poured over it .. its simple but tastes really good!

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