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yellow fever (2)

analogy; noun
a strong inclination to be physically attracted to Asian people, particulary Asian women
 
The term is often used in a negative manner to refer to those who are strongly attracted to Asians. The term is not used to refer to other Asians who are attracted to Asians, but more specifically refers to people of another race who are attracted to Asians. 'Yellow fever' came into usage after a semantic shift, more specifically a metonymic shift, in which the skin of Asian people which is oftentimes yellow colored, came to represent the people themselves. From this, the meaning of 'yellow' shifted to mean Asian.
Etymology : Formed via a metonymic shift of 'yellow' to refer to a type of fever
Source : My older brother (October 2008). Quote: "I think you've got yellow fever, the only type of girls you ever go after are Asians."
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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