yankee-doodle \yan`kee-doo"dle\ (?), n. 1. the name of a tune adopted popularly as one of the national airs of the united states. 2. humorously, a yankee. we might have withheld our political noodles from knocking their heads against hot yankee-doodles. yankee-doodle n : an american [syn: yankee, yank, yankee-doodle]
"Yankee Doodle" is a well-known Anglo-American song, the origin of which dates back to the Seven Years' War. It is often sung patriotically in the United States today and is the state anthem of Connecticut. Its Roud Folk Song Index number is 4501.