Meaning of Yankee Doodle in English:

Yankee Doodle

Pronunciation /ˌjaŋkɪ ˈduːdl/


  • 1

    (also Yankee Doodle Dandy)
    A song popular during the War of American Independence, now regarded as a national song.

  • 2

    another term for Yankee (sense 1, Yankee Doodle sense 2)

    ‘As an Englishman, local PGA pro Richard Livingston hardly qualifies as a Yankee Doodle Dandy.’
    • ‘Call him a Yankee Doodle Dandy and Andrew Wallace will laugh.’
    • ‘Although 100 percent Dutch by lineage, Swimming World's male high school swimmer of the year, Matt Grevers, is a Yankee Doodle Dandy.’