Definition of Yankee Doodle in English:

Yankee Doodle

Pronunciation /ˌyaNGkē ˈdo͞odl/ /ˌjæŋki ˈdudl/

noun

  • 1

    (also Yankee Doodle Dandy)
    A song popular during the American Revolution. Informally regarded as a national song, it is the official state song of Connecticut.

  • 2

    another term for Yankee (sense 1)

    ‘As an Englishman, local PGA pro Richard Livingston hardly qualifies as a Yankee Doodle Dandy.’
    another term for Yankee (sense 1)
    • ‘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.’