- (formerly) an inexpensive, often lurid, novel bound in yellow cloth or paper.
- a gold certificate.
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