Translation of Yankee in Spanish:


yanqui, n.

Pronunciation /ˈjæŋki/ /ˈjaŋki/

See Spanish definition of yanqui


  • 1

    yanqui masculine, feminine
    • As the Roman god Janus looks in two directions, so did the homebound Yankee soldiers.
    • With their swords and muskets raised the Yankee soldier began killing every confederate soldier in sight.
    • Matthew McConaughey would be perfect as Dennis, if he didn't have to play a Yankee in a civil war reenactment.
    • What did the Yankee soldiers think of Huntsville?
    • The Civil War begins and Inman is enlisted to fight the Yankees, but after months of apparently futile heroism, he deserts, determined to make his way back to Ada.
    • Marly's ex-husband tells her, ‘I'm not one of these people who lives in the past,’ while wearing a Yankee civil war uniform.
  • 2US informal

    (sb from Northern US)
    norteño masculine
    norteña feminine
    • Whatever the reason, Yankee is first recorded in 1765 as a name for an inhabitant of New England.
    • Sistani is playing the fence, while Sadr has maintained a simple line from day one, Yankee go home.
    • Wipe the smarmy smirk off that damn Yankee's face tonight.
    • But if he is coming to dictate what we should do, then we will say ‘Go back home, Yankee.’
    • When I ask if you would please get me a Coke, you're supposed to ask me what kind of Coke, because I could mean a Sprite or a Dr. Pepper, you Yankee.
    • As the seemingly token Yankee on this here corner of the blogosphere, I almost feel it necessary for me to apologize for my northern brethren, and quite frankly for myself.
    • ‘Damn Yankee,’ I spat back, a mischievous grin crossing my face.
    • UPDATE: Yankee's 17-year-old son writes pretty damn well, too.
  • 3 informal, often derogatory

    (US citizen)
    yanqui masculine, feminine informal, derogatory
    gringo masculine informal, derogatory
    gringa feminine informal, derogatory


  • 1

  • 2US informal

    (of Northern US)
  • 3 informal, often derogatory

    (of US)
    yanqui informal, derogatory
    gringo informal, derogatory

  • 1

    • Término peyorativo usado por los sureños durante la Guerra de Secesión para referirse a la gente de los estados norteños. Se usa hoy en todo el mundo para referirse a los estadounidenses en general. En los estados del sur aún se emplea en su sentido original, mientras que en los estados del norte suele aplicarse a los oriundos de Nueva Inglaterra.