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yellow

adjective
  1. Cowardly; faint-hearted; chicken: Don't get into this race if you're yellow (1856+)
  2. Having light skin for a black person: You know that baker we hired. The yellow boy (1808+)
noun

Cowardice; poltroonery; excessive timidity: Most often in the expression ''yellow streak'' or ''streak of yellow'': I'm afraid he has a streak of yellow in him (1896+)

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[the origin of the coward sense is unknown; perhaps it is derived fr the traditional symbolic meanings of yellow, among which were ''deceitfulness, treachery, degradation, the light of hell'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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