The work "Yankee" comes from the Dutch term "Jan Kees" (pronounced Yan-Keys) meaning 'John Cheese'. It was originally an insulting term aimed at freebooters, but later came to be applied to the English colonists who were building numerous colonies in the new world and who finally drove the Dutch out of New Amsterdam, renaming it New York. Hence the term 'New York Yankees'.
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