high yaller
noun see high yellow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high yaller — high yellow or high yaller, U.S. Slang. a light skinned black person. –high´ yel´ low, adjective. (may be disparaging). Usage Literary use, and some occurrences in informal self reference …   Useful english dictionary

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  • High yellow — High yellow, occasionally simply yellow (dialect: yaller, yeller), is a term for very light skinned multiracial people who also have African ancestry. It is a reference to the golden yellow skin tone of some mixed race people. The term was in… …   Wikipedia

  • high´-yel´- low — high yellow or high yaller, U.S. Slang. a light skinned black person. –high´ yel´ low, adjective. (may be disparaging). Usage Literary use, and some occurrences in informal self reference …   Useful english dictionary

  • high yellow — high yellow, adj. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a light skinned black person. Also, high yaller /yal euhr/. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • High yellow (color de piel) — El novelista francés Alexandre Dumas (padre) fue llamado de High yellow en la revista Time. High yellow , o en ocasiones simplemente yellow (en el lenguaje vulgar afroamericano: yaller o yeller ), es un término en inglés que designa a los negros… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Rudolph Fisher — (May 9, 1897 December 26, 1934) was an African American writer His first published work, City of Refuge , appeared in the Atlantic Monthly of February 1925. He went on in 1932 to write The Conjure Man Dies , the first black detective novel.… …   Wikipedia

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