(US black) a light-skinned black woman.
|‘Hectic Harlem’ in N.Y. Amsterdam News 8 Feb, sect. 2: PEOLA. – A yaller woman.|
|New Hepsters Dict. in Calloway (1976) 259: peola (n.): a light person, almost white.|
|Novels and Stories (1995) 1003: Git out of my face, Jelly! Dat broad I seen you with wasn’t no pe-ola.‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in|
|Coll. Stories (1990) 406: She was a tall Peola [...] light. bright, but not quite white.‘The Something in a Colored Man’ in|
|AS XXXVI:2 109: Slang is a large repository of words ending in -ola [...] : peola.‘Payola’ in|
|(con. 1930s–50s) Night People 118: Peola. A very light-skinned colored person.|
|Drylongso 219: Course, we always did have some peolas, an’ everybody know most of these whitefolks is passin’.|