See also: yankee

TranslingualEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Yankee.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Yankee

  1. (international standards) NATO, ICAO, ITU & IMO phonetic alphabet code for the letter Y.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DIN 5009:2022-06, Deutsches Institut für Normung, June 2022, page Anhang B: Buchstabiertafel der ICAO („Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet“)

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1683, as a name applied disparagingly by Dutch settlers in Nieuw Amsterdam (New York) to English colonists in neighboring Connecticut. It may be from Dutch Janke (Little John), the old diminutive form of the common personal name Jan, or it may be from Jan Kees, the familiar form of "Johan Cornelius", or a variant of Jan Kaas, literally "John Cheese", the generic nickname the Flemings used for Dutchmen. It originally seems to have been applied insultingly to the Dutch, especially freebooters, before they turned around and applied it to the English. In English it was a term of contempt (1750s) before it came to be used as a general term for "a native of New England" (1765). The shortened form Yank was first recorded in reference to "an American" in 1778. James Fenimore Cooper suggested that it was a corruption of "English" via the intermediate form "Yengeese."

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjæŋ.ki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋki

NounEdit

Yankee (plural Yankees)

  1. (chiefly outside the US) A native or inhabitant of the United States.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:American
    • 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], chapter XXXIX, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 1000392275, page 194:
      ...in a short time, a kind of infectious mirth and pride in their bargains took possession of the place, and every one bought something, holding out their purchases to view, and praising them in the words and phraseology of the young yankees, who, finding their own importance, were not slow to avail themselves of it,...
  2. (chiefly Southern US) A native or inhabitant of the Northern United States.
  3. (chiefly Northern US) A native or inhabitant of New England.
  4. (chiefly southern Louisiana) An Anglo, as opposed to someone with French ancestry; a native or inhabitant of the rest of the United States.
  5. (nautical) A large triangular headsail used in light or moderate winds and set on the fore topmast stay. Unlike a genoa it does not fill the whole fore triangle, but is set in combination with the working staysail.
  6. (baseball) A player that plays for the New York Yankees.
  7. A wager on four selections, consisting of 11 separate bets: six doubles, four trebles and a fourfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
    • 1980, New Scientist (volume 85, number 1199, 20 March 1980)
      Betting is complicated with win bets, place bets, each-way bets and complex bets such as doubles, trebles, Yankees and the like.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

Yankee (third-person singular simple present Yankees, present participle Yankeeing, simple past and past participle Yankeed)

  1. (dated, slang, US, Canada, sometimes offensive) to cheat, trick or swindle somebody; to misrepresent something

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English Yankee.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛn.ki/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnki
  • Hyphenation: Yàn‧kee

NounEdit

Yankee m or f by sense (invariable)

  1. Yankee
  2. (nautical) Synonym of uccellina (jigger topgallant staysail)

AdjectiveEdit

Yankee (invariable)

  1. (relational) Yankee

ReferencesEdit

  • Yankee in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Yankee.

NounEdit

Yankee m (genitive singular Yankee, plural Yankeeyn)

  1. Yankee

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Yankee unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.