designating or pertaining to an Oriental person or Oriental peoples.
designating or pertaining to a person of mixed racial origin, esp. of black and white heritage, whose skin is yellowish or yellowish brown.
having a sallow or yellowish complexion.
Journalism(of journalism, a newspaper, etc.)
sensational, esp. morbidly or offensively so:That yellow rag carried all the gory details.
dishonest in editorial comment and the presentation of news, esp. in sacrificing truth for sensationalism:Objective reporting isn't always a match for yellow journalism.
to make or become yellow:Yellow the sheets with dye. The white stationery had yellowed with age.
bef. 900; 1895–1900 for def. 9; Middle English yelou (adjective, adjectival and noun, nominal), Old English geolo, geolu (adjective, adjectival); cognate with Dutch geel, German gelb, Latin helvus pale-yellow; akin to Old Norse gulr
9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged craven, timorous, fearful.
any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same hue. They lie in the approximate wavelength range 585–575 nanometres. Yellow is the complementary colour of blue and with cyan and magenta forms a set of primary colours
Related adjective(s): xanthous
a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
yellow cloth or clothing: dressed in yellow
the yolk of an egg
a yellow ball in snooker, etc
of the colour yellow
yellowish in colour or having parts or marks that are yellowish
having a yellowish skin; Mongoloid
informalcowardly or afraid
offensively sensational, as a cheap newspaper (esp in the phrase yellow press)
to make or become yellow
See alsoyellowsEtymology: Old English geolu; related to Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Old Norse gulr, Latin helvus