high yellow

noun
variants: or less commonly high yaller \ -​ˈya-​lər How to pronounce high yaller (audio) \

Definition of high yellow

dated, often offensive
: a black person of light complexion

First Known Use of high yellow

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“High yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20yellow. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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