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yankee dime

A kiss. My grandmother would always say, "Come give me a yankee dime, my dear," when she wanted a kiss.
See also: dime, Yankee

damn Yankee

A disparaging term for someone from the northern United States. The term was originally bestowed upon dishonest peddlers from the north who tried to deceive customers in the south. Did that damn Yankee really just insult my home? Those northerners may think they're better than us southerners, but I'm going to set him straight right now!
See also: damn, Yankee

Yankee go home

An outcry against the intrusion of the US and/or Americanisms into other cultures. As the spread of American culture has increased throughout the world, so have the calls of "Yankee go home!"
See also: home, Yankee

Yankee ingenuity

An inventive, imaginative, typically American cleverness used to find practical solutions or advancements. The piece of equipment is yet another example of Yankee ingenuity that has become the gold standard for farming around the world. We slag our American colleagues to no end, but we can't help but admire their Yankee ingenuity when the company is faced with some sort of technical crisis.
See also: Yankee

Tango Yankee

phr. thank you. (NATO Phonetic Alphabet.) Tango Yankee for the email.
See also: tango, Yankee

Yankee ingenuity

Intelligent self-reliance using available materials. The phrase originated when mid-Atlantic and Southern colonists admired the ingenuity with which their New England neighbors were able to improvise tools and other ways to cope with poor farming conditions and harsh weather. Later on, and despite the dismay of sons and daughters of the Confederacy, “Yankee” described all of the United States (as in “The Yanks Are Coming”), and the phrase was similarly expanded to reflect American know-how and inventiveness.
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