Originally a term used by dutch settlers in america to refer to anyone who wasn't from holland, this was then used as a derogatory term by the british in the american war of independance and later by confederate americans as a derogatory term for those in support of "the Union" generally speaking northerners. later the term was used by pretty much any non american to refer to an american though particularly from the northern states.
did you see those yankees down the beach today?
by Icewolf53 June 16, 2010
a person who lives north of the mason dixon line, basically any state that fought on the union's side in the civil war (the northerners)
My mom doesn't want me to go to school up north because i'll meet a yankee and marry him.
by kitsy May 09, 2005
Baseball team from NY. They have "won" 26 rings, but they still suck. They didn't win them. They bought them. Brian Cashman and the organization do their best to buy every slugger/steroid-user on the market. But even with all those sluggers, they lack team chemistry. And a decent pitching staff.

As for the fans, they are the worst types of fans in any sport (Cowboys fans close at 2nd). They're the team bandwagoners love to cheer for (especially because NY has so much money). They are very egotistical, stupid, and classless. The only things they can say are:

"GO YANKEES"
"Red Sox suck"
"JETER IS THE BEST LOLOL"
"1918"
"26 rings"

But they fail to realize that their past accomplishments don't mean shit now. They haven't won a ring since 2000, while the Sox have won 2 since then.

Yankee fans can keep on gloating about their 26 rings for now. But soon, their "loyal fans" will probably ditch them once their team continues to spend more and do worse.
Yankees suck.
by evand1991 September 08, 2008
The best team ever. Count the trophies. AND defenitely better than the Red Suck.
The Yankees won 26 world championships.
by da mag May 11, 2006
A group of people that I can honestly say I am, in fact, not jealous of. They seem to be perfectly willing to display their desperation for material possessions and total lack of self-confidence in that they need to fabricate it by way of owning big things to attract your attention away from their small package, which was most likely caused by the steroids many of them use.

And yeah, I'm a Sox fan. Problem is, you can't really refute what I say by saying I'm biased, because I admit the Sox are barely better-almost all athletes are shallow, materialistic assholes. But you notice the Sox are the ones actually taking some care of their fans and not charging $1250 a seat.

Pull your heads out, Yankees; in the end it doesn't matter if you're good or not. You're not curing cancer, you're just playing a sport.
The Yankees may have won more championships, but they're also brilliant choke artists. Man it's fun watching people hop on and off the bandwagon on a game-to-game basis based on if ARod can very gayly knock a ball out of a baseman's hand and expect it to work or not.
by DoesItReallyMatterSeriously January 11, 2010
a stupid MLB team that buys its world series and has players that if they get hit by the ball they cry and piss their pants to the ref.
n.

Dude #1: Hey dude did u see that Yankees player cry to the ref it was friggin hilarious?
Dude #2: Of course thats what the team always does.

v.

Dude #1: Hey that coach yankeed his team to victory
Dude #2: i know thats the only reason they won.
by lt.noah February 04, 2010
A baseball team that, to anyone living east of New York, sucks.
Person from NY: Go Yankees!
person from MA: Retard! Yankees suck!
by Vivi1996 July 04, 2009

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