Yankeedom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yankee +‎ -dom.

Noun[edit]

Yankeedom (uncountable)

  1. The region inhabited by Yankees.
  2. The condition, state, sphere, or influence of Yankees or of being a Yankee.
    • 1910, Lafcadio Hearn, Elizabeth Bisland, The Japanese letters of Lafcadio Hearn:
      Our civilization, with all its aspirations, is industrial and commercial — and there is no morality in that competition worth priding ourselves upon. It isn't Yankeedom more than it is Anglodom.
  3. Yankees collectively.