Definition of yankee :
A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
mercantile, clever, practical, Western, American, tricky, hard, sharp, New Englander, cunning, conservative, moderate, northerner, isolationist, yank, rural, northern, Yankee-Doodle, homespun, individualistic, Republican, set
- On his way from Washington to New York, where the Yankee was then waiting orders, Mainwaring stopped in Philadelphia to bid good- by to his many friends in that city. - "Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates", Howard I. Pyle.
- No more than the rest of you do I want this Yankee teacher bein' brought into Pennyrile to show us our business, but I'm with this crowd to- night to see he don't get hurt 'cept in his feelin's. - "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- It does sound good to hear ye talk good Yankee talk, Phoebe, she said. - "The Panchronicon", Harold Steele Mackaye.