Origin of yellow perilin allusion to the stereotyped perception of these peoples as being characterized by a yellowish skin coloration
yellow perilyellow peril
or Yellow Peril
- (derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized) The alleged threat to Western nations by East Asians, especially Chinese or Japanese people, due to their vast population, non-Western cultures, or supposed antagonism to the West.
- (derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized) East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.