A word originally meaning someone from New England, then the Northern U.S., then the North-Eastern US (those states that were always non-slave states). Now means the moderate type of American that the rest of the world can get along with (even those from the South), as opposed to the people like George W. Bush or Britney "we elected the President, so he must be right" Spears, or, at extremes, the KKK.
American: I don't want any of this "Real Ale". Where's the Budweiser?
Brit: *grimacing* Oh well, at least you're a yank not a redneck.
by Unbearable Oddness of Being April 21, 2005

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A bastardized abbreviation of the word "yankee", it originally denoted a person of New England heritage. It then was used by people from the southern United States to refer to people from the northern U.S. in general. Today, this abbreviated slang term is used mostly by people from foreign anglophone countries to refer to Americans in general, even though it is a term which ONLY defines somebody from New England (and is a phrase that most true yankees take pride in), but most Europeans are probably too ignorant, jealous, and stupid to care anyway.

Most rational people would tell them to get a reality check, but I, personally speaking of course, would tell them to get a bar of soap first, because lack of hygiene seems to be more of a pressing issue with these people than lack of intelligence (though it's a pretty close call).
Hey, look at that guy! He's cheerful, smells like he has taken a shower within the past month, and is wearing a suit that looks like it's worth more than three dollars... HE MUST BE AN AMERICAN! That bloody yank!
by 5th Column April 27, 2003

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A word used by philly cats that means one dollar.
"Yo bro, let me get a yank."
by Swanky December 28, 2015

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to sit on a janky orgy bed, possibly in a janky motel and watch mindless television, mainly cartoons and reruns of old shows.
BRO 1: Hey, I'm yanking your gf.

Other guy: ...

Let's go to a janky motel and yank.
by BROshanS May 17, 2011

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Slang for Yankees, which refers to all the people of the United States, particularly those of the northern and New England states. This word is most often used by the Australian and British. Contrary to some uneducated beliefs, the diverse and multicultural people of the U.S. have greatly influenced the world in culture and lifestyle through their coveted media industry. Also notable is the country's position in fueling the global economy and the amount of aid, both financial and military, given around the world, which far exceeds any other country.
1. Aussie Guy 1: (While stopping at McDonalds after shopping at Target)Have you seen that Australian movie: The Castle?
Aussie Guy 2: We make movies? I thought the movie industry was the Yanks' job.

2. English Professor: Now now class, it is time to study the two world wars, and how those crazy Yanks bailed us out twice...
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A word to describe a horrible smell/taste.
"Yo, those shorts smell yank".
"Dude, that pot of rice has been in the fridge for almost 2 weeks. It's starting to smell like yank".
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1 An American
2 An American from a northern state(like New Yorkers like me :)

many Europeans view us as fat idiots bt indeed we are not in fact MOST of us are smart, cultured ,healthy,and have half a brain (exept New Jersey lol)
Yanks own and you know it
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