Meaning of yellowskin in English:

yellowskin

adjective

Caribbean
  • Now chiefly in African-American usage. Designating a light-skinned black person.

noun

  • 1A light-skinned black person. Compare "yellow". Now chiefly in African-American usage.

  • 2A person with naturally yellowish or pale olive skin or complexion; (in later use) especially a person of South-East or East Asian (especially Chinese or Japanese) ethnic origin. Compare "yellow". Often derogatory and now offensive.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Royal Gazette (Kingston, Jamaica). From yellow + skin.

Pronunciation

yellowskin

/ˈjɛlə(ʊ)skɪn/