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ya·hoo 1

 (yä′ho͞o, yā′-)
n. pl. ya·hoos
An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person. See Synonyms at boor.

[From Yahoo, member of a race of brutes in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.]

ya′hoo·ism n.

ya·hoo 2

Used to express exuberance or delight.



n, pl -hoos
a crude, brutish, or obscenely coarse person
[C18: from the name of a race of brutish creatures resembling men in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)]
yaˈhooism n


(ˈyɑ hu, ˈyeɪ-, yɑˈhu)

n., pl. -hoos.
1. (in Swift's Gulliver's Travels) one of a race of brutes, having the form and all the vices of humans, who are subject to the Houyhnhnms.
2. (l.c.) a boorish person; lout.
[coined by Swift in Gulliver'sTravels (1726)]
ya′hoo•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in cultureyahoo - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.Yahoo - one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
3.Yahoo - a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product


noun philistine, savage, lout, beast, barbarian, brute, rowdy, hoon (Austral. & N.Z.), roughneck (slang), boor, churl, yob or yobbo (Brit. slang) a typical City merchant banking yahoo


An unrefined, rude person:


A. [jɑːˈhuː] EXCL¡yupi!
B. [ˈjɑːhuː] N (Brit) → niñato/a m/f


[ˈjɑːhuː jɑːˈhuː jəˈhuː]
n (British)rustre mf


nSchwein nt (inf)
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I could frequently distinguish the word YAHOO, which was repeated by each of them several times: and although it was impossible for me to conjecture what it meant, yet while the two horses were busy in conversation, I endeavoured to practise this word upon my tongue; and as soon as they were silent, I boldly pronounced YAHOO in a loud voice, imitating at the same time, as near as I could, the neighing of a horse; at which they were both visibly surprised; and the gray repeated the same word twice, as if he meant to teach me the right accent; wherein I spoke after him as well as I could, and found myself perceivably to improve every time, though very far from any degree of perfection.
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