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


Yank Northerner

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

A Confederate observed that the Yankees were : `` thicker than lise on a hen and a dam site ornraier '' .

A Yankee sergeant gave the following description of his sweetheart : `` My girl is none of your one-horse girls .

Another Reb writing under similar circumstances before Atlanta reported : `` The Yankees keep Shooting so I am afraid they will knock_over my ink , so I will close '' .

Another Yankee became so disgusted as to state : `` I wish to God one_half of our officers were knocked in the head by slinging them against [ the other half ] '' .

(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)

George said , `` First thing I do when I get to Vicksburg again , is get me a Yankee '' -

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American Federal North US

[ adjective ] used by southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

But these accounts do not show that Northerners have been subjected to embarrassment or provocation by Yankee hatred displayed in social gatherings .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Seeing the slanting hand , Kate knew uneasily that it was from the Yankee colonel .

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[ noun ] an American who lives in New England


New_Englander Yank

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American New_England

[ noun ] an American

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