• A nickname for a native of citizen of New England, especiallyone descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitantof the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also,applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the UnitedStates.From meanness first this Portsmouth Yankey rose, And still tomeanness all his conduct flows. Oppression, A poem by an American(Boston, 1765).

  • The word is a derogatory term used to describe Americans by the Brits, Canadians, Australians and the like; but in the USA used to define an American from the Northern States in the USA, such as New England and the Mid-West.

    It was most notably used to describe to the Federal Solders and other Northerners by the Confederates during the Civil War Era. Even though some foreigner’s refer to all American’s as Yankees, does not make it so. Call a Southerner a Yankee and he’ll think you’re either just plain dumb or that you are trying to pick a fight.

    The characteristics often associated with a stereotypical Yankee are shrewdness, thrift, craftiness, rudeness, arrogance, and loudness.

  • Their are three types of yankees:
    1)Yankee-Someone who was born and still lives in the north.
    2)Damn Yankee- Someone born in the north who moves to the south with intentions on moving back up north.
    3)GD Yankee- Someone born in the north who moves to the south with intentions of staying in the south.

    1. Slang Term for an American Northerner used in the US, in other parts of the world, slang for American.

    2. A Japanese juvenile delinquent, usually with bleached hair and part of a youth gang.

  • A term for members of the union during the civil war, but still used by southerners making fun of the norths bland food and squeaky accents.


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