1) A group of millions of Americans, that are from the Northern states of the USA.
2) What british people call americans.
also called yanks
1) Some southerners are tired of the huge yankee migration that's coming down south.
2)British dude: I just saw 2 yankees..
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.
To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast
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.
My girlfriend is a GD yankee.
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.
1: "Bloody Yankee! Who does he think he is, cutting to the front of the queue?"
2: "Watch out for that Yankee Chick. I heard she bashed some guy's head in for looking at her funny."
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.
Southern Guy: Look at that yankee, fuckin tree hugger.
a northerner that have very thick accents and are often quite stuck-up. They typically think that they are walking geniuses and act like they know EVERYTHING which can be quite irritating. Yankees often think they have the right to travel to southern states and get the 'right' to try to correct southern 'rednecks' on how to speak, or what 'proper' grammar is. Yankees are often very judgemental of the southern 'rednecks' and put many of them down because they have accents or dont use proper grammar when really it's just the way that the southerners were raised, and assume that all southerners are 'uneducated, incestuous, and racist'. Yankees also have problems admitting when they are wrong and saying sorry, instead they choose to be smartasses about things.
(not all northerners/yankees are like this, but the vast majority of them are)
yankee: excuse me but please use proper grammar in MY presence (even though I'm the one that has traveled all the way to YOUR area I still have the right to correct you, cause like, I'm better than you) okay?
1. In the United States: Someone from up North.
Stereotypically, someone who is stuck up and loud who hates Southerners. In reality, they are just people who have a high tolerance for the cold.
2. A player or fan of the New York Yankees beseball team.
In some people's opinion, this team is amazing. In others, this team is a horrible representation of the game.
3. In other countries: An American
Stereotypically, someone who is stupid, egotistical, self-gratifying, and distructive. In reality, this type of yankee has a variety of charictaristics. Some match the above description stated, and some are people who care about the world around them, are knowledgable of American AND world history, and are deeply hurt when others call us, "obese retards who will destroy the world." Some of us enjoy blending in in foreign countries and are pleased when (for example) a French waiter stares at you in shock, after displaying perfect knowledge of French eating habits and having a perfect accent and admitting an American heritage.
1. Southerner: *glares at annoying person* Stupid Yank.
2. Me: Wahoo!!! Yankees!!!
My sister: (dressed in Mets gear) *SHOCK!!!* NOOO!!! MY OWN SISTER??? A YANKEES FAN?? NOOOOOOO!!
3. Me: Je voudrais un croque-monsieur, s'il vous plait.
Garcon: *well, thats obvioulsy not a stupid yank*
Me: *what would he say if he knew i was an American*