Definition of Yankee Doodle in English:

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Yankee Doodle

Pronunciation: /ˌyaNGkē ˈdo͞odl/


1 (also Yankee Doodle Dandy) A song popular during the American Revolution. Informally regarded as a national song, it is the official state song of Connecticut.
2British another term for Yankee (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • As an Englishman, local PGA pro Richard Livingston hardly qualifies as a Yankee Doodle Dandy.
  • Call him a Yankee Doodle Dandy and Andrew Wallace will laugh.
  • Although 100 percent Dutch by lineage, Swimming World's male high school swimmer of the year, Matt Grevers, is a Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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Syllabification: Yan·kee Doo·dle

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