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Meaning of yellow peril

yel'low per'il

Pronunciation: [key]
— Usually Offensive. Usually Offensive.
  1. the alleged danger that Western civilizations and populations could be overwhelmed by numerically superior Oriental peoples.
  2. the Oriental peoples regarded as presenting such a danger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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