the derogatory word british people call most americans because we kicked their ass in a revolution about 200 years ago. Notice that they havn't won a major war without us supplying them or sending them massive amounts of troops.
British fellow: YOU FUCKING YANK, GO LYE ON UR ARSE AND EAT SOME SHIT YOU WANKER.
Me: Might I remind you we kicked your ass in the american revolution, the war of 1812, and we have bailed your ass out 2 major world wars by providing massive amounts of troops and supplies to help?
British fellow: LOL YOU WANKER ITS ARSE, NOT ASS. FUCKING YANKS!
Me: Would you please shut the hell up you crumpet eating bastard, just do me a favor and shut the hell up, I do agree american english is differant from your english, and trust me I wish I could call it "american" but that won't happen anytime soon. The next time you call me a yank, I bust your fucking rotton teeth outta your mouth, then you WILL have to see a dentist for once in your life you stupid brit.
British fellow: Gee lad, that kinda hurt, you didn't have to go so deep.
Me: Yes, lets stop fighting about who is better and go take out a communist country like China or North Korea.
British fellow: Good idea lad, I shall bring the fighter jets!
Me: Right on
1. A term used by the British to describe all Americans.
2. A term used by American Southerners to a. describe Union Forces during the American Civil War; b. Post Civil War reference to Americans from non-Southern States.
3. Slang for male masterbastion.
4. A term to describe pulling something very hard and fast (see number 3)
1. "Oh, God! Its a Yank!"
2. a. "Its a Yank! Shoot it!
b. John Boy: "he called you a Yank, Billy Bob"! Billy Bob: "No body call my a Yank!I am going to shoot you, you Limey Bastard!"
3. "Are you yanking that thing again" or "go yank your wanker"
4. "I yanked it so hard, I got blisters"
A word used by Brits, Aussies, and various others to refer to Americans. Connotation can range from affectionate to pejorative. Often associated with tired stereotypes of Americans being, of course, fat and stupid people who all drive Hummers and love George Bush (all 32% of us!) and can't locate the planet Earth on a map.
Ironically, within the States, the term is used by the people who best fit said stereotype as a pejorative term for educated, left-leaning urban Northerners.
Chav on bus: Oy, mate! D'yeh think 'at fatty what jus' got on is a yank, like?
University student next to him: It's probably hard for someone who's never left Essex to understand, but...oh, nevermind. I like those Burbory shoelaces in your trainers.
a word used to describe american people
that man is from america.. he is a yank
An American. A person from America, originally a colony created by England set up on land they stole from the native Americans.
The Nazis are bombing London, Mr. Churchill! Where are those yanks when you need them?
1. Term used by Southern Americans to refer to a Northern American.
2. Term used by foreign nations, chiefly Britain and Australia to refer to Americans.
==> The term is thought to derive from Dutch settlers in the 1600's referring to the English colonials as 'Jan Kees' (John Cheese) which entered our language with the spelling 'Yankees,' as that is how it would sound in Dutch. 'Yanks' is simply a shortened form of it.
English Guy: "Those bloody Yanks."
Redneck hick from the South: "Yeehaw, thems Yankies are'sa comin', get the showtgun, yiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeep!!!"
To be a yankee from the North as opposed to a Confederate from the South during the American Civil War.
Now just mean's an American.
In The Past.....
Southerner: "I'll get y'all yo' damn, yankee."
Yankee: "Fuck off, hillbilly."
"The yank's invaded Iraq."
To tug on something.
Yank on this line, sailor.