yella fella


yella fella
/ˈjɛlə fɛlə/ (say 'yeluh feluh)

noun Chiefly Aboriginal English
a person of mixed Aboriginal and European descent: *He told Frank that he was dismissed because he was considered too superior to associate with an up-jumped yeller-feller, that the halfcastes were dismissed because they were too low –xavier herbert, 1938.
Also, yellafella, yeller feller, yellow fella.
Usage: When used outside of Aboriginal English, this word is generally derogatory and racist and therefore offensive.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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