from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having skin of a light colored hue.

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  • adj. having little skin pigmentation


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  • The carjacker is described as a light-skinned black man, 5-foot-3, chubby, with short black hair.

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  • The department on Monday released video obtained from mall security they believe shows the suspect, who is described as a light-skinned black woman with a medium build and shoulder-length hair, wearing a white hat, a long-sleeve white hoodie with a purple shirt underneath, dark jeans and white shoes.

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  • He is described as a light-skinned African-American, about 5 feet tall and weighing about 85 pounds.

  • Robinson is described as a light-skinned, black female, 5-foot-3, who weighs 155 pounds and has dark hair.


  • The newspapers were never short of notices offering hefty rewards for capturing this or that nigra, many described as light-skinned, like her.

    City of Glory

  • Reid is a light-skinned black man whose graying hair and mustache are smartly and meticulously groomed.

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  • I would guess that most tanning sessions are from light-skinned Americans.

    Tuesday Afternoon « Gerry Canavan

  • Belle, though very light-skinned with green eyes, dropped “Marion” for “da Costa,” claiming a Portuguese ancestor should anyone question her racial make-up.

    Cocotte of the Week: Belle da Costa Greene | Edwardian Promenade

  • Du Boisared only for the uplift of light-skinned, college-degreed blacks over their darker, less-educated brethren.

    W. E. B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington: Two Sides of the Same Coin | Edwardian Promenade

  • When he married Josephine Beall Willson of Philadelphia in 1878, they set Washington society – both black and white – ablaze, most noticeably because Josephine Bruce was very light-skinned, wealthy, very highly educated and beautiful.

    Social Washington: the “Colored” Aristocracy | Edwardian Promenade


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