Definition of Yorkist in English:

Yorkist

noun

historical
  • An adherent or a supporter of the House of York, especially in the Wars of the Roses.

    • ‘Only then did she fully take over the reins of government in her husband's name to set out to destroy the Yorkists.’
    • ‘The Yorkists and Lancastrians exchange a violent parley.’
    • ‘As I am neither a Yorkist nor a Cornishman, I will not send a copy of your report to Tintagel Town Council and risk starting a civil war.’
    • ‘The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet, in the War of the Roses.’
    • ‘The Yorkists have a reputation for impulsiveness and ruthlessness.’

adjective

historical
  • Relating to the House of York.

    ‘the town rallied itself to the Yorkist cause’
    • ‘A Yorkist regime was set up and York was appointed Lord Protector when the King fell ill.’
    • ‘Edward banishes Queen Margaret to France, and announces Yorkist celebrations.’
    • ‘The first challenge from Yorkist irreconcilables came as soon as April 1486, was headed by Lord Lovel and the Hastings brothers, and was put down without difficulty.’
    • ‘We've been shadow boxing with our own version of a Lancastrian and Yorkist rivalry.’
    • ‘By marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, Henry VII then proffered the essential palliative to those Yorkist defectors who had joined him against Richard in the first place.’

Pronunciation

Yorkist

/ˈjɔːkɪst/