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yellow dog

noun
1.
a cowardly, despicable person; a craven.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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yellow dog

noun phrase
  1. A contemptible person; scoundrel; cur; bastard (1881+)
  2. An informer; rat (1980s+ Underworld)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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