high yellow

noun

variants or less commonly high yaller
dated, often offensive
: a Black person of light complexion

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high yellow was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“High yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20yellow. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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