Yankeeism

Origin

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; Yankee + -ism (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Yankeeism

Yankeeism

noun

  1. Yankee character or characteristics.
  2. a Yankee peculiarity, as of speech.
  3. Yankee character, behaviour, or attitudes
  4. a typical Yankee word, expression, or trait

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Yankeeism

noun

  1. : a native or inhabitant of New England
  2. : a native or inhabitant of the northern U.S.
  3. : a native or inhabitant of the U.S.

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Yankeeism

communications code word

  1. —used as a code word for the letter y

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Example sentences for Yankeeism

  1. This spirit of 'Yankeeism' is the prevailing spirit of colonies.
  2. In fact he was extremely lean—tall as a may-pole, and slender enough to crawl through a greased fleute,—to use a yankeeism.
  3. I know you will say, therein lies the cause of my sudden conversion to Yankeeism.
  4. There goes another Yankeeism, just because it puts the thing better than any words in our own language.
  5. They used to be rare, (to use a Yankeeism omitted by Bartlett,) but nowadays they are overdone.
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