Yankeeism
Yankeeism \Yan"kee*ism\, n. A Yankee idiom, word, custom, or the like. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • Yankeeism — ☆ Yankeeism [yaŋ′kēiz΄əm ] n. 1. Yankee character or characteristics 2. a particular Yankee mannerism, idiom, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Yankeeism — noun see Yankee I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yankeeism — /yang kee iz euhm/, n. 1. Yankee character or characteristics. 2. a Yankee peculiarity, as of speech. [1785 95, Amer.; YANKEE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • yankeeism — n. Americanism, quality of being a Yankee; American behavior, American expression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yankeeism — yan·kee·ism …   English syllables

  • Yankeeism — Yan•kee•ism [[t]ˈyæŋ kiˌɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) Yankee character or characteristics 2) a Yankee expression, pronunciation, etc • Etymology: 1785–95, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Yankeeism — /ˈjæŋkiɪzəm/ (say yangkeeizuhm) noun 1. Yankee character or characteristics. 2. a Yankee peculiarity, as of speech …   Australian English dictionary

  • yankeeism — ēˌizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized 1. : a Yankee idiom, word, or custom 2. : Yankee characteristics or customs * * * /yang kee iz euhm/, n. 1. Yankee character or characteristics. 2. a Yankee peculiari …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yankee — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1758 1. a. a native or inhabitant of New England b. a native or inhabitant of the northern United States 2. a native or inhabitant of the United States • Yankeedom noun • Yankeeism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Americanism — Synonyms and related words: Anglicism, Briticism, Frenchism, Gallicism, Hibernicism, Irishism, Latinism, Scotticism, Yankeeism, chauvinism, flag waving, jingoism, love of country, nationalism, nationality, overpatriotism, patriotics, patriotism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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