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English adjective: Yankee

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



English noun: Yankee

1. Yankee (person) an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

SynonymsNortherner, Yank

Broader (hypernym)American

Narrower (hyponym)Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier

Member meronymNorth

Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

2. Yankee (person) an American who lives in New England

SynonymsNew Englander

Broader (hypernym)American

Member meronymNew England

3. Yankee (person) an American (especially to non-Americans)

SynonymsYank, Yankee-Doodle

Broader (hypernym)American

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