Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The name of a tune adopted popularly as one of the national airs of the United States.
  • n. Humorously, a Yankee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Yankee: a humorous use, from a popular air so named.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an American (especially to non-Americans)

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Examples

  • The laziest kind of yankee-doodle cold-warrior russophobia imaginable - wheeled out by

    The Guardian World News

  • Here come all the yankee-doodle palefaces to put their two cents in.

    tcpalm.com Stories

  • Another British soldier, from 2nd Battalion the Rifles, was killed when his Jackal patrol vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device near Sangin last night. to save the mission-plan of the yankee-doodle scum who aren't even in power any longer.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Gordon Clown mysteriously magicked-up the money that paid for this war, and he is still diverting taxpayer money to pay for yankee-doodle wars ... at a time when he says there is no money even for Primary School education in Britain for the children of those very tax-payers.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Once in khaki suits, Ah, gee we looked swell Full of that yankee-doodle dee-dum!

    Boing Boing

  • And Russians understanding - and gloating - that now yankee-doodle will be kicked out, and Russian sympathy for the shat-upon man in the street of Kyrgyzstan - can you fucking believe it - will get them their due base rights in their back garden - but it is bloody irrelevant.

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