a term used to refer to a light-skinned Black person.
- Also high yaller [yal-er], /ˈyæl ər/, high yeller [yel-er]. /ˈyɛl ər/.
- high-yellow, adjective
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How to use high yellow in a sentence
Long, thin, gray locks fell back from a high yellow forehead: there was blood on his mouth and about his beard.The Mark Of Cain | Andrew Lang
We go to the further end of the hospital, to a high yellow door, upon which is written in great black letters: Amphitheatre.Germinie Lacerteux | Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Without awaiting her reply, the attendant led the way to a high yellow door, over which was written: Amphitheatre.Germinie Lacerteux | Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Then I saw what looked like a high yellow wall advancing upon me—a roaring and fearsome mass of driven dust, sticks, debris.Painted Windows | Elia W. Peattie
The white over green Travelaire never slowed, fighting its way out of the blue into the ultra-high yellow and lighter traffic.Code Three | Rick Raphael