Swamp Yankee

About Swamp Yankees


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Swamp Yankee

Swamp Yankee is a colloquial pejorative for rural Yankees(northeasterners with English colonial ancestry). The term"Yankee" connotes urbane industriousness, whereas the term "Swamp Yankee" signifies a more countrified, stubborn, independent, and less refined subtype. It is an old fashioned term from the 1930s through the early 1960s.