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yellow dog

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

noun

A coward; a poltroon: He is a contemptible yellow-belly, scared of his own shadow

[1930+; probably a rhyming expansion of yellow; influenced by the early 1800s sense, ''a Mexican, esp a Mexican soldier,'' perhaps fr the color of their uniforms]

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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