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YANKEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Yankee mean? 

YANKEE (noun)
  The noun YANKEE has 3 senses:

1. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
2. an American who lives in New England
3. an American (especially to non-Americans)

  Familiarity information: YANKEE used as a noun is uncommon.


YANKEE (adjective)
  The adjective YANKEE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: YANKEE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


YANKEE (noun)


Sense 1Yankee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Yank; Yankee; Northerner

Hypernyms ("Yankee" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Yankee"):

Federal; Federal soldier; Union soldier (a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War)

Holonyms ("Yankee" is a member of...):

North (the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line)


Sense 2Yankee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An American who lives in New England

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

New Englander; Yankee

Hypernyms ("Yankee" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)

Holonyms ("Yankee" is a member of...):

New England (a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut)


Sense 3Yankee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An American (especially to non-Americans)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Yankee-Doodle; Yank; Yankee

Hypernyms ("Yankee" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)


YANKEE (adjective)


Sense 1Yankee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Similar:

northern (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line)


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