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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

(yä-ho͞o′)
interj.
Used to express exuberance or delight.

[Imitative.]

yahoo

(jəˈhuː)
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

Ya•hoo

(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:
Noun1.yahoo - 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

yahoo

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

yahoo

noun
An unrefined, rude person:
Translations

yahoo

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

yahoo

[ˈjɑːhuː jɑːˈhuː jəˈhuː]
exclyoupi
n (British)rustre mf

yahoo

nSchwein nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
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.
Healthy cheerfulness and good spirits forming a part of the banquet, I could soak my crusts in the fountain with Le Sage's strolling player, and revel in their glad enjoyment: but sitting down with so many fellow-animals to ward off thirst and hunger as a business; to empty, each creature, his Yahoo's trough as quickly as he can, and then slink sullenly away; to have these social sacraments stripped of everything but the mere greedy satisfaction of the natural cravings; goes so against the grain with me, that I seriously believe the recollection of these funeral feasts will be a waking nightmare to me all my life.
Yahoo!" I shouted, when I thought it was meet to arouse Maud; but this time I shouted in merriment as I danced about the beach, bareheaded, in mock despair.
In the first voyage, that to the Lilliputians, the tone is one mainly of humorous irony; but in such passages as the hideous description of the Struldbrugs in the third voyage the cynical contempt is unspeakably painful, and from the distorted libel on mankind in the Yahoos of the fourth voyage a reader recoils in indignant disgust.
If approved, Yahoo will pay out the money to victims of the hack in the U.S.
'We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind.
Altaba Inc (NASDAQ:AABA) (formerly known as Yahoo! Inc), an independent, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, disclosed on Tuesday that it signed a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp, SoftBank Corp, to sell up to 613,888,888 shares of Yahoo Japan Corporation's common stock that it currently holds, for about USD3.26 per share in cash.
According to Oath, Mozilla 'terminated a long-term strategic agreement with Yahoo' on November 10.
In July, Verizon and Yahoo! entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately USD 4.83bn in cash.
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, said in a statement: "Yahoo is a company that has changed the world, and will continue to do so through this combination with Verizon and AOL." She told a conference call that the agreement is "an exceptional outcome for Yahoo shareholders" and that Verizon was chosen because it "believed in us the most." With the sale of its core, Yahoo will be left as a separate investment company that will change its name after the transaction.
Marissa Mayer indeed made a good bet by acquiring the blogging platform for $1.1 billion but unfortunately the acquisition failed to turn things around for Yahoo. Revenues fell, though Yahoo snatched back some market share from Google in 2015 after a deal to replace Google as the default search engine on Firefox browsers in the US.