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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Yan·kee /ˈjæŋki/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yan·kee n.  A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
 From meanness first this Portsmouth Yankey rose,
 And still to meanness all his conduct flows.   --Oppression, A poem by an American (Boston, 1765).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yan·kee, a. Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.
    The alertness of the Yankee aspect.   --Hawthorne.
 Yankee clover. Bot. See Japan clover, under Japan.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : used by southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in
            the United States (especially a Union soldier)
      n 1: an American who lives in the North (especially during the
           American Civil War) [syn: Yank, Northerner]
      2: an American who lives in New England [syn: New Englander,
      3: an American [syn: Yank, Yankee-Doodle]