from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Yankee custom, characteristic, usage, or pronunciation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Yankee ways or characteristics.
- noun A locution or a practice characteristic of Yankees, specifically of the inhabitants of New England.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A Yankee idiom, word, custom, or the like.
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- noun An
Americanword, phrase or custom; an Americanism.
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The words we have underscored would be called a Yankeeism now.
[Footnote *: A Yankeeism, meaning little jobs about a farm.]
English who are in Honolulu just now, in transitu from New Zealand, complain bitterly of its "Yankeeism," and are very far from being at home, and I doubt not that Mr. M---, whom you will see, will not confirm my favourable description.
This spirit of 'Yankeeism' is the prevailing spirit of colonies.
Such recollections were not out of place in Connecticut, the centre and soul of what we denominate _Yankeeism_.
It ` s this new wave, I guess, that ` s sweeping -- really, it ` s anti - Yankeeism, which my family now in Connecticut wants to hang me.
Zealand, complain bitterly of its “Yankeeism,” and are very far from being at home, and I doubt not that Mr. M — -, whom you will see, will not confirm my favourable description.
Beyond these trifles I noticed no Yankeeism, and the conversation was English in point of expression.
It was not so much the prejudice against Yankeeism as it was the fact that Northerners might not understand — in short, a program should be indigenous.
They used to be _rare_, (to use a Yankeeism omitted by Bartlett,) but nowadays they are overdone.