What is the definition of a "redbone" or a "yellowbone"?

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Dec 12, 2007
 
I just want to know the differences between the two and what the definitions of the words are. I hear the terms being used but I get mixed responses on the meanings. Can anyone give me some insight?>
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Jul 12, 2011
 
Some people get 'redbone' & 'yellowbone' confused. A redbone is actually a brown-skinned African American with a reddish tan (it has nothing to so with being thick). A yellowbone is a light-skinned African American. Either way, any complexion is beautiful to me :)

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Jul 12, 2011
 
I thought a red bone was a very pale african american woman with red hair.

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Jul 12, 2011
 
Carmiana wrote:
I thought a red bone was a very pale african american woman with red hair.
In england the saying is red skinned which is what I am. It's just another hue. But then there are something like 36 different shades of black or so I hear.
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Aug 7, 2011
 
A redbone is a mixture of breeds thats the true defination.
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Apr 7, 2012
 
A red bone is sum like my self with a light color mixed with a little dark ness but not all that much dark
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Apr 7, 2012
 
Tiayanna tsakalos wrote:
A red bone is sum like my self with a light color mixed with a little dark ness but not all that much dark
and also a yellow bone girl is sum one who looks white kind of
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Apr 7, 2012
 

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Yellow bone=beyonce red bone=alicia keys

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What?! Alicia keys is a palebone no offense redbone and yellowbone mean mixed or light aaw there is NO difference. Also Alicia Keys is gorgeous and makes herself look darker.
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Jul 25, 2012
 
Redbone is when you have a redish yone to your complection

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Jul 25, 2012
 
These terms confuse me too, TBH. For example, is this girl redbone or yellowbone, or neither?

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Jul 25, 2012
 
kay wrote:
Yellow bone=beyonce red bone=alicia keys
I think you got that backwards. lol.

a y.e.l.l.a gal (I never heard of yellow bone. just y.e.l.l.ow or y.e.l.l.a) is a black woman who's skin is. similar to Asians with a yellow hue to it.
Red bones have a reddish hue.
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Jul 25, 2012
 
IttyBitty13 wrote:
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In the redbone list you had that all wrong, but the yellabones were good.
Do I?I don't think I do but that's your opinion and you're entitled to it.

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Jul 25, 2012
 
IttyBitty13 wrote:
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In the redbone list you had that all wrong, but the yellabones were good.
Who do you consider a red bone?
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Jul 25, 2012
 
Bychance37 wrote:
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Who do you consider a red bone?
I don't know any yet but alicia keys and halle berry are both black and white, mixed, so they're yellabones. Redbones are full black but with brownish red skin yellabones are mostly lightskinned and mixed ppl

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IttyBitty13 wrote:
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I don't know any yet but alicia keys and halle berry are both black and white, mixed, so they're yellabones. Redbones are full black but with brownish red skin yellabones are mostly lightskinned and mixed ppl
Halle's skin is browner than Alicia's skin. Tisha Campbell is lighter than Halle.
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Bychance37 wrote:
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Halle's skin is browner than Alicia's skin. Tisha Campbell is lighter than Halle.
Alicia and halle have the same skin color to me, but you have your own opinions also, and all three are yellabones.
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Dec 14, 2012
 
A yellow bone is a light skin female and a red bone is a brownish color , point blank !

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