1. Originally it denotes someone from New England.

It is now used in reference to those from the United States, since "American" isn't actually a nationality, and people didn't want to needlessly insult those from North and South America by equating them with those from the US.

2. To pull something.
1. "Bloody hell! We've got to rescue the Americans from all those Yanks!"

2. "Bloody hell! Don't Yank my doodle like that!!"
by AnonymousGuy November 24, 2003
used by black people that are not of american descant
(haitians,jamicans,etc) to describe black americans
ex: look at that yank right there he been wearing that white tee all week

ex: you seen the news deshawn got locked up for robbing a liquor store damn that yank just like his daddy he probably going to meet him for the first time in jail how his moms gonna get money to smoke crack now smh
by lets keep it real October 07, 2011
1.Short for "Yankee"

2.An American from the NORTHERN United States,not a term for all Americans like most British people seem to think.Southerners are called Rebs or Rednecks.Most of the stereotypes posted here by the British pertain to Southerners too,most of us Yanks are pretty liberal.The north and south USA are almost like 2 different countries (they nearly were) and the rest of the world doesn't seem to notice that.You won't find many fat rednecks in Vermont or Rhode Island.
George W Bush and Britney Spears are NOT Yanks. (thank god)

The KKK are NOT Yanks. (thank god as well...)
by idunno? August 09, 2004
The act of taking ones hair out if yours looks like Yvonnes.
Nappy ass bitch, gotta take yo hair out cause it looks like shit, YANK.
by YANKYANK December 13, 2009
A cock. A dick. A penis.

This is a NOUN, not a verb.
Marcy said: I can't wait to jump on Chad's YANK tonight!
by Jazzybeany January 13, 2012
What some (ignorant) Britons call Americans.
Those Yanks can't speak proper English.
(note- this is just an example, not my opinion)
by "Kane Millard" May 30, 2004
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