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yellow peril

noun, often capitalized Y&P

Definition of YELLOW PERIL

1
:  a danger to Western civilization held to arise from expansion of the power and influence of eastern Asian peoples
2
:  a threat to Western living standards from the influx of eastern Asian laborers willing to work for very low wages

First Known Use of YELLOW PERIL

1897

Rhymes with YELLOW PERIL

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