What does yank mean?

Definitions for yankyæŋk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yank.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Encinia:

    Step out, or I will remove you, i'm going to yank you out of here.

  2. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    There are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.

  3. Kelly Shar Khuu:

    All the ladies were hitting him, i got the aluminum foil. The robber, a tall and robust man, was trying to yank the drawer free from the four petite women who held on with everything they had.

  4. Marion Howard:

    Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.

  5. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    There is a need to look at the PIB as it was submitted to the sixth assembly and try and tinker with that a bit, there are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.

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