Yankee go home

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Etymology[edit]

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Anti-Americanism being expressed in Stockholm, Sweden

Pronunciation[edit]

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Phrase[edit]

Yankee go home

  1. (idiomatic) United States people, go back to your country
— an anti-American slogan used to express anger or opposition at American (United States') presence in or influence over a foreign land, or of the presence of northerners in the American South.
  • 1966, Ebony magazine (volume 21, number 8, June 1966)
    Ashford claims he got the Yankee-go-home treatment only once in his many travels south of the border.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The slogan is typically employed by the radical left, the communists, and Marxists.
  • In the slogan, the word Yankee has acquired a derogatory meaning.

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