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Yankee

Yan·kee

Yankee

 
pronunciation:
yaeng ki
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who was born or lives in New England.
definition 2: a Union soldier during the Civil War.
definition 3: a person who was born in or is a citizen of the United States.
Word History
Yankee comes from Janke, the Dutch form of "Johnny." The Dutch in colonial New York called the new English settlers "Yankees."