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Definition of Yankee noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a person who comes from or lives in any of the northern states of the U.S., especially New England
  2. 2a soldier who fought for the Union (= the northern states) in the American Civil War
  3. 3 (informal) = Yank
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Yankee

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