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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Yankee:

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Definition of the noun yankee

What does yankee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Yankees

  1. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
  2. an American who lives in New England
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Yankee: New Englander
    • more generic word: American = a native or inhabitant of the United States
    • member of: New England = a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
  3. an American (especially to non-Americans)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of Yankee: Yank / Yankee-Doodle
    • more generic word: American = a native or inhabitant of the United States

Definition of the adjective yankee

What does yankee mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)


"Yankee" is a 1966 Italian Western film directed by Tinto Brass and starring Philippe Leroy.


  1. Yankee is a fictional character from the 1966 film Yankee.
  2. Yankee is a fictional character from the 1995 film Rude.
  3. Yankee is a fictional character from the 1976 film The Bad News Bears.

There are other characters with in their name, like Yankee's and Yankee Girl.


Who is Yankee?

Yankee is a musician.


Yankee is a musical group.


Yankee is an early-20th century steel hulled ferry which is registered as an historic vessel with the National Register of Historic Places. As of 2006 it was berthed in Hoboken, New Jersey. In mid-2013, the ferry was moved to the Henry Street pier in the Gowanus Bay Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


  1. Yankee: The term "Yankee" and its contracted form "Yank" have several interrelated meanings, all referring to people from the United States. Its various senses depend on the scope of context.
  2. The Yankee motorcycle is a motorcycle which was produced in Schenectady, New York by the Yankee Motor Company in the 1970s. This company was started by John Taylor, a long-time resident of that area.
  3. Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire, United States. It is a monthly magazine devoted to New England travel, home, food and features. With a paid circulation of 317,000 and a total readership of nearly 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated, one of the few remaining family-owned and independent magazine publishers in the United States. YPI also owns the oldest continuously produced periodical in the US, the Old Farmer's Almanac, which it purchased in 1939. In 2013, YPI acquired McLean Communications, publisher of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Business Review. It is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Phrases with Yankee

  1. yankee corn
  2. Yankee Dime
  3. Yankee Land
  4. Yankee Doodle
  5. yankee-doodle
  6. Yankee Go Home
  7. Yankee Ingenuity
  8. Yankee Blackberry

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yankee

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Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

Yankee trick 327 seemed to ask no odds in the battle of life and to be prepared to give none. (Henry James, The Bostonians, 1886) Yankeefied Make like Yankees, either New Englanders or Americans in general. “Japan becomes more ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2011)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

New England Regional Network The Yankee networkwas one of several regional radio networks from the 1930s into the 1950s that linked stations to share programs and advertising. Although Boston broadcaster John Shepard III knew little ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1874)

Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

Yankee, the popular name for a New Englander in America, and in Great Britain often applied indiscriminately to the whole...

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Quotes about Yankee

To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it's unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true. (David Wells)
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Scrabble value of Y4A1N1K5E1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of YANKEE

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