high yellow
noun Date: 1923 often offensive a black person of light complexion — called also high yal•ler

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

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  • high yellow — noun US offensive a light skinned person with one black and one white parent …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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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