Definition of Yankees

Common misspellings:
  • yakees (0.0%)
  • yankkees' (0.0%)
  • yanlees (0.0%)
  • yanes (0.0%)
  • yankies (18.2%)
  • yankess (27.3%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.
Examples of usage:
  1. I happened to mention the manner in which I was constantly annoyed by these people to a worthy English farmer who resided near us and he fell a laughing and told me that I did not know the Canadian Yankees as well as he did or I should not be troubled with them long - Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie

  2. But I did not come here to night to teach manners to vagrant Yankees - The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham

  3. De Yankees 'll git win' o' dis an' you'll go to jail - John March, Southerner by George W. Cable