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Definition of Yankee Doodle Dandy from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy

 
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a lively song written by George M Cohan for his Broadway musical play Little Johnny Jones (1904). It became a favourite American song for Independence Day and during the world wars. The Hollywood film about Cohan's life was also called Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). The song begins:
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,A Yankee Doodle, do or die,A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam,Born on the Fourth of July.