ETYM Commonly considered to be a corrupt pronunciation of the word English, or of the French word Anglais, by the native Indians of America.
A nickname for a native of citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States.
Initially, a disparaging term for a Dutch freebooter, later applied to English settlers by colonial Dutch in New York. Now it may be a colloquial term for a New Englander, any US northerner (used in the South), or any American (used outside the US).
1. An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War); Also called: Yank, Northerner.
2. An American; Also called: Yank, Yankee-Doddle.
Podrugljivo ime za stanovnike Severne Amerike, pod kojim se naročito podrazumevaju njihove ružne osobine. (eng.)