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Definition of Yankee


  1. A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
  2. Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.

Yankee Quotations

I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't.
Ulysses S. Grant

My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me.
Derek Jeter

My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
Derek Jeter

That's why you can't be a true Yankee without winter: because all the best pleasures are earned - the fire, the fried oysters; the warmer seasons, too. Who knows the real worth of summer at the beach without a good taste of the seaside in winter?
Julia Glass

I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.
Joe DiMaggio
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Yankee Translations

yankee in French is yankee
yankee in Hungarian is jenki
yankee in Spanish is yanqui
yankee in Swedish is amerikan
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