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Synonyms for Yankee

an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

an American who lives in New England

an American (especially to non-Americans)

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used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)

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Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
I shall teach you better ways, my dear, better ways than you Yankees know.
There again," said the Yankee grimly, "I may be in a position to give the old country a fact or two.
The Yankee journalist took an electric torch from his pocket, and the priest held it close to the middle part of the blade, which he examined with blinking care.
He turned once to say: "Better get hold of that Yankee, or `Crime of John Boulnois' will be all over the Republic in large letters.
I remembered the Yankee interviewer I had forgotten.
From all I had heard and read, I was satisfied my neighbor was a Yankee shirt, both from his curiosity and from his abrupt manner of asking questions; still I was at a loss to know the meaning of the word BOSS, my clairvoyance being totally at fault.
You're a Yankee yourself, Charlotta, since you've married one.
It is but fair to add that these Yankees, brave as they have ever proved themselves to be, did not confine themselves to theories and formulae, but that they paid heavily,
Regent street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
I think it says something that the most hated Yankee these days is Alex Rodriguez, whose chief character flaw is a studied lack of rough edges.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $800 million Yankee Stadium took place last week.
Most tissue machines use a Yankee dryer to remove remaining sheet moisture.
Media Partnership Cements Yankee Group as the Preferred Industry Analyst Firm of TelecomTV
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