1. when said in the south a person from the northern part of the united states typically new england
2. when said in any other part of the english speaking world anyone from the united states
1. in florida most people hate all the yankee tourists visiting from their state and complaining about how much better it is in ohio or wherever
2. in anywhere else most people probly hate yaankees for the same reasons
by burgerking2 August 11, 2006
1. Any persons from a northern state, who takes it upon themselves to put down southern states (and southern residents) by making illogical comments.
2. A loud mouth who can't resist that urge to put down southern states by using out-dated stereotypes and offensive terms.
1. "This new dick head at school must be a yankee"
2. " I thought I heard a pissed off bird, but it was just a Yankee squawking about The South, which ironically is where they just moved to."
by 3xRRR March 01, 2008
its been said to death but the yankees are, quite frankly, the greatest team in sports. To those of you complaining about the payroll, make up your minds. Half of you say the payroll is the only reason we win, the rest of you say we can't win even with the payroll. I can't agree with either, although the latter is at least more realistic. The majority of the teams chamionships came before all of the money, and that success is in large part the reason for the money being as it is today, admittedly the boss helped a bit as well

Speaking directly to the redsox fans, i find it laughable that you are able to so boldly speak of the 2003 ALCS "choke", when in reality the majority of your team's history in the 20th century has been defined by "choking"; the "curse" was more or less a series of chokes in big situations. In short, i'm glad you were able to snap the "curse" solely because the yankees "choked"...

putting the arguments aside, heres the history: 1903 the team once known as the baltimore orioles move to new york and are called the highlanders. after leaving hilltop park and heading to lower ground the highlander name was no longer appropriate so they became the yankees. The redsox sent a number of players to the team to ensure yankee success and therefore the success of the lesser american league (which reminds me, sox fans, you had a hand in creating the monster you now hate)...you know the rest from there, a lot of winning and championships for a great team in a great park in a great city.
i need to put the word yankees in the example so they'll post my definition
by my2cents August 11, 2007
A person who is:
An American
From the Northern U.S.
A player for the New York Yankees or a fan of theirs
A person from NYC
A girl who wears a short skirt and has bleached hair (in Japan) Can also be spelled yanki
I am proud to an American. I'm a Yankee!
by Sangochan January 28, 2007
The greatest franchise in sports history. Fans of this team respect the game of baseball and find no need to speak about the sexual prefferences of members of opposing teams. Fans of this team know what it is to win and thus know how to react to winning, unlike stupid non sports fans who claim they love the red sox.
Yankees rule, for once SHUT UP Boston
by George S. April 18, 2006
The word originally comes from a word for midwesterners known as "Jan Kaas" or dutch for John Cheese, as many of them made cheese such as in Wisconsin. It gradually became a word for any northerner.

Someone who pretends to be left-leaning and to like art but actually minimizes the danger of everything in an institutional fashion, perhaps from Catholic/Jehovas Witness/Episcopalian influence, but still pops into a sex-club on Saturday regardless of the institutional religious background he or she may come from. The yankee may feel like he won the American civil war even though he is only a second generation Italian/Jew/Irishman. Their rent tends to be higher than other areas.
The Yankee mayor of New York Giuiliani stated he didn't want anymore artists moving to New York City.
by americanpoophead May 20, 2015
Originally used by British settlers in New York (New Amsterdam) for the Dutch: it's a combination of the names Jan and Kees, very common Dutch male names.
What's that Dutch bloke called? I want to buy Manhattan from him for 1 dollar.

Oh I don't know, their names are so hard to remember. Just call him Yankee, you can't go wrong then.
by TheresaB July 04, 2011
A person from the Northern part of the United States of America who carries on the long Yankee history of activism and reform. These include the movements to abolish slavery, and the suffragist movement to acquire equal rights for women (See: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Yankee Abolitionist and Susan B. Anthony, Yankee Suffragist). Logic, reasoning, and education are valued highly by Yankees and used to champion freedom and equality for all Americans. Yankees have a strong sense of civic duty and culturally are known for straight-forwardness, time management, frugality, and thinking on their feet. Ivy League schools in the North are often associated with Yankees and have yielded many of America's top leaders and thinkers.
"The Yankee abolitionists welcomed slaves from the South that had traveled the Underground Railroad."
"The Yankee suffragists sacrificed their safety and livelihoods to win the vote for women."
"Her Yankee sensibilities led her to become a leader in the movement."
by 21st Century Yankee May 25, 2013

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