yanker

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yank +‎ -er

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yanker (plural yankers)

  1. Someone who yanks, or gives a sudden hard pull
    • 1991, Lindsley, The Prospect of Detachment, page 62:
      He's a yanker of braids, a tousler of bangs []
  2. (Scotland) A brazen lie
    • 1822, James Hogg, The Three Perils of Man, page 330:
      "Ay, billy, that is a yanker !" said Tam aside : " When ane is gaun to tell a lie, there's naething like telling a plumper at aince, and being done wi't

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