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Yankee meaning

yankee - 2 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. A native of New England.

yankee - examples of usage

  1. There isn't a Mexican vessel afloat that would care to go out after a Yankee man- of- war. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. He was in less immediate peril, perhaps, because of the determination of the angry British captain to speak to the Yankee first, and demand an explanation of this extraordinary affair. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Then they told how they found the wounded Yankee soldier on the bank, and about his death. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
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