What does yank mean?

Definitions for yankyæŋk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yankee, Yank, Northerner(noun)

    an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

  2. Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle(verb)

    an American (especially to non-Americans)

  3. yank, jerk(verb)

    pull, or move with a sudden movement

    "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"


  1. yank(Noun)

    A sudden, vigorous pull (sometimes defined as mass times jerk, or rate of change of force).

  2. yank(Verb)

    To pull something with a quick, strong action.

  3. yank(Verb)

    to remove from circulation

    They yanked the product as soon as they learned it was unsafe.

  4. Yank(Noun)

    A Yankee, a Northerner: someone from the Northern United States.

  5. Yank(Noun)

    A Yankee, an American: someone from the United States.

  6. Origin: From Yankee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yank(noun)

    a jerk or twitch

  2. Yank(verb)

    to twitch; to jerk

  3. Yank(noun)

    an abbreviation of Yankee

  4. Origin: [Cf. Scot. yank a sudden and severe blow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yank

    yangk, v.t. to carry, move with a jerk (with out, over).—n. (Scot.) a blow, buffet.—n. Yank′er (Scot.), a rap: a big lie.—adj. Yank′ing (Scot.), active: (U.S.) pulling, jerking.—n. Yank′ie (Scot.), a scold: an impudent woman. [Scand., Sw. prov. jakka, to rove about, Ice. jaga, to move about.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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