See Spanish definition of yanqui
1Historyyanqui 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 masculinenorteña 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, derogatorygringo masculine informal, derogatorygringa feminine informal, derogatory
2US informal(of Northern US)norteño
3 informal, often derogatory(of US)yanqui informal, derogatorygringo informal, derogatory
- 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.