Yankeeism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Yankee +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Yankeeism (plural Yankeeisms)

  1. An American word, phrase or custom; an Americanism.
    • 1862, Theodore Winthrop, Edwin Brothertoft (page 100)
      When he was excited, the Yankeeisms of his youth came back to him.