Definition of yankee:

part of speech: noun

A native of New England.

part of speech: noun

A cant name for a citizen of New England. During the War of the Revolution, the name was applied to all the patriots; and during the Civil War it was the common designation of the Federal soldiers by the Confederates. In Britain the term is sometimes applied generally to all natives of the United States.

part of speech: noun

The popular name for New England Americans.

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