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yank

  

      vb  
1    to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug  
      n  
2    a sharp jerking movement; tug  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  


Yank  
      n  
1    a slang word for an American  
2      (U.S.)  
informal      short for       Yankee  
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Yank  
      n  
1    a slang word for an American  
2      (U.S.)  
informal      short for       Yankee  


yank  
      vb  
1    to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug  
      n  
2    a sharp jerking movement; tug  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  

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Yankee   ,   (informal)   Yank         
      n  
1    Often disparaging   a native or inhabitant of the U.S.; American  
2    a native or inhabitant of New England  
3    a native or inhabitant of the Northern U.S., esp. a Northern soldier in the Civil War  
4      (Communications)   a code word for the letter y  
5      (Finance)   a bond issued in the U.S. by a foreign borrower  
      adj  
6    of, relating to, or characteristic of Yankees  
     (C18: perhaps from Dutch Jan Kees John Cheese, nickname used derisively by Dutch settlers in New York to designate English colonists in Connecticut)  


yank  
      vb  
1    to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug  
      n  
2    a sharp jerking movement; tug  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  
Yank         
      n  
1    a slang word for an American  
2      (U.S.)  
informal      short for       Yankee  

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yank

  

      vb  
      n   hitch, jerk, pull, snatch, tug, wrench  

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See also:

Yankee, yak, Yankeeism, Yang

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