yellow peril

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yellow peril (singulare tantum)

  1. (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.
  2. (derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized) East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.

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  • (East Asian nations or peoples conceived as threatening): yellow horde

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