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  Definition of yank
  1. an American
  2. an American who lives in New England
  3. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
  4. pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
Similar Words: Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle, New Englander, Northerner, jerk

 

Hyponyms: Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier

 

Member Meronyms: New England, North

 

Derivational Morphology: tug, jerk, jerking, jolt, yanker, jerker

 

 
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