- a cowardly, despicable person; a craven.
Origin of yellow dog
First recorded in 1825–35
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Related Wordsskunk, toad, coward, dog, villain, riffraff, rat, wretch, good-for-nothing, snake, bum, scum, blackguard, hound, scoundrel, heel, cad, stinker, worm
Examples from the Web for yellow dog
Now the philosophical pacifists—I don't mean the cowardly, yellow-dog ones—have never quite seen the war in this aspect.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II
Burton J. Hendrick