(formerly) an inexpensive, often lurid, novel bound in yellow cloth or paper.
a gold certificate.
- yellow-headed blackbird,
- yellow-rumped warbler,
- yellow-throated vireo,
- yellow-throated warbler,
- yelloweye rockfish
Origin of yellowback
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Examples from the Web for yellowback
You saw what that fellow flashed, a twenty dollar yellowback, a word to Skippy and the Kennedy would follow.Skippy Bedelle|Owen Johnson