- (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.
- (East Asian nations or peoples conceived as threatening): yellow horde
perceived threat from East Asia
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