damn 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
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With six very detailed chapters, the book opens with the Winchester family tree and "The Damn Yankee Rifle" chronicling Winchester's rise and the company's firearms as used through the Civil War era and follows with "The Spirit Gun" as Winchester expanded and their rifles became popular through the Western expansion.
During the ensuing 30-minute battle, Damn Yankee lost a second engine, and altitude, rapidly dropping from 27,000 to 1,000 feet and continuing to descend.
The operator, Derald Young, of Damn Yankee Balloons, registered in Dixfield, Maine, had six passengers -- four members of the same family and a grandmother and her grandson.
Our selection of the best of your messages to our Twitter and Facebook sites on Coventries around the world It's what makes websearches or Twitter alerts so frustrating - they always pick up the damn Yankee ones
I wasn't sure how a Virginia kid was a damn Yankee.
It appeared in the hands of Union soldiers in 1862 and was quickly cursed by Confederate Troops as "that damn Yankee rifle they load on Sunday and shoot all week.
The balloon pilot, Derald Young of Damn Yankee Balloons in Dixfield, Maine, told Mr.
In the 1990s, he scored a stage comeback as the devil in the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees.
Louis Cardinals and Giants are the only teams to win three straight WS in even years (1942, '44, and '46 for the Redbirds), those damn Yankees did it in odd-numbered years four times straight--twice: 1937 (beating the Giants), '39, '41, '43, and 1947, '49, '51 (once again victimizing the Giants), and '53.
Along with the headliners, back again this year will be Jack Blades from Night Ranger and Damn Yankees (Sister Christian / Don't Tell Me You Love Me), Wally Palmar from the Romantics (What I Like About You / Talking in You Sleep), and Jeff Carlisi from 38 Special (Hold On Loosely / So Caught Up In You).
Like other baseball-themed shows, including Damn Yankees and Take Me Out,
Broadway will be represented by numbers from A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, and Tap Dance Kid.
Rob Fleder brings his years of editorial experience with Sports Illustrated to bear in Damn Yankees as he weaves the varied submissions into a narrative that evokes the entire emotional spectrum.
turn on the TV to relax-- the Celtics, the Lakers, those damn Yankees.