A black person whose skin is lighter then brown. The skin tone of a light skinned person varies and they can be along what is referred to as a "Red Bone", a "High Yella", or a more caramel complextion.
"Hey you see that Light Skin, red bone, boy over there? He's the one that threw the bean pie at you."
by Dat Red Bone Gal January 15, 2009
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(noun) A person, not necessarily African or biracial, whose complexion is lighter than black and darker than white. Light skin is not to be confused with a person that has fair skin.
Laurence Fishburne, LL Cool J, and Lisa Raye all have light skin.
by ill_logic February 01, 2011
A term used to address a person of African-American descent with lighter skin than usual.
What's up, lightskin?
by Kelera November 21, 2007
(noun) a slang term used by blacks to address white people, particularly white males and particularly in street/drug situations. The term is usually a non-derogatory alternative to white boy.
"Yo! Light skin! What you need?"
by tw1969 January 31, 2006
a term used to describe a person who is mixed with african american and white. which would give the person a darker skin tone then that of a white person and a lighter skin tone then that of a black person.
i seen this boom light skin female when i was with my boys two hours ago.
by C monei October 10, 2006