Definition of yellow adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈjeləʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjeloʊ//
    (yellower, yellowest)
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  1. 1  having the colour of lemons or butter pale yellow flowers a bright yellow waterproof jacket Her teeth were rather yellow. She wore a pale yellow dress.
  2. 2(taboo) an offensive word used to describe the light brown skin of people from some E Asian countries
  3. 3(informal, disapproving) easily frightened synonym cowardly
  4. Word OriginOld English geolu, geolo, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch geel and German gelb, also to gold.
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