Definitions starting with Y

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/yála/ adj. 1. [Atlantic (Hancock 1969:46); a dial, pronunciation in Brit. (EDD) and US (ADD)] yellow: 1936 D' yeller house wid d' blue winder (Dupuch 30). (Black)

2. [cf. RED s] of a range of colors including tan, yellow, orange, and red. cf. equivalence of YEL-LOW GRITS and RED GRITS or YELLOW NICKER and RED NICKER (Black) 3

. [cf. US Black high yaller light-skinned Afro-American (Major); D AE idem 1814→; cf. YALLER 2; cf. Haitian jaurie idem (Gaujean. p.c.)] mulatto: 1795 Run away. . of a yellow complexion (Bahama Gazette), 1888 A pretty young yellow girl (Powles 173). cf. HIGH, YELLOW, YELLOW FOLK (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-01 01:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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