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Yank

1. a slang word for an American
2. US informal short for Yankee
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Yank

steamship stoker vainly tries to climb the social ladder, then fails in attempt to avenge himself on society. [Am. Drama: O’Neill The Hairy Ape in Sobel, 339]
See: Failure
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

yank

(jargon)
(From the colloquial meaning "to pull suddenly") To insert a copy of some saved text at the current position in a document being edited.

The term is used in the Unix text editors GNU Emacs and vi but "paste" is more common elsewhere.

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Too late to tell the Yanks to shove their F-35 because they will have cast-iron contracts signed.
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Certainly, facing the Phils for only the second-time--they swept the "Whiz Kids" in 1950--in October (and this year, into November) was a treat for traditionalists, as it harkened back to a time (almost six decades long, actually) when there only were 16 major league teams and a mere nine big league towns: New York (Giants, Dodgers, and Yanks); Boston (Braves and Red Sox); St.
"We know a Yank, just like you, who lives rather nearby!
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AFTER his film is premiered at the Philharmonic Hall on Thursday night, Cunard Yanks' producer Dave Cotterill will be raising a glass in celebration.
Never mind that the Yanks lost the seventh game or that summer
Yanks Lad (6.11pm), the medium of a gamble when narrowly foiled by Canes Verse in similar grade last weekend, can atone in the finale, an A9 event.