Yank \Yank\, n. An abbreviation of Yankee. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
Yank \Yank\, n. [Cf. Scot. yank a sudden and severe blow.] A jerk or twitch. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]
1 an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War) [syn: Yankee, Northerner]
3 an American [syn: Yankee, Yankee-Doodle] v : pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open" [syn: jerk]
Moby Thesaurusbob, clutch, evulse, flick, flip, flirt, flounce, grab, hitch, jerk, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, lug, lurch, pluck, pull, snake, snap, snatch, start, sudden pull, tear, tug, tweak, twitch, vellicate, wrench, yerk
- , /jæŋk/, /j
Yank may refer to:
- Yank, the Army Weekly, a newspaper for American soldiers during World War II
- Yank (physics), the rate of change in force
- Yanks, a 1979 film
- Yank Rachell bluesman, mandolin and guitar player.
- Yank, the name for the copy command in vi and the paste command in Emacs, two commonly used UNIX/Linux text editors.
- Short form of Yankee, a slang term for someone of American origin or heritage