yellow ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, as of egg yolks or ripe lemons. 2) offensive having a yellowish or olive skin (as used to describe Chinese or Japanese people). 3) referring to a warning of danger which is thought to be near but not actually imminent. 4) informal cowardly. 5) (of a book or newspaper) unscrupulously sensational.
NOUN yellow colour or pigment.
VERB become a yellow colour, especially with age.
the yellow peril — Cf. ↑the yellow peril
DERIVATIVES yellowish adjective yellowness noun yellowy adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to GOLD(Cf. ↑gold).

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