Definitions for yahooˈyɑ hu, ˈyeɪ-, yɑˈhu

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word yahoo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon(noun)

    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

  2. Yahoo(noun)

    one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

  3. Yahoo(noun)

    a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance

Wiktionary

  1. yahoo(Noun)

    A rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.

  2. yahoo(Noun)

    A loud boisterous person.

  3. yahoo(Noun)

    A derogatory term for a white person from the Confederate South (i.e., United States).

  4. yahoo(Noun)

    A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.

  5. yahoo(Interjection)

    An exclamation of joy.

  6. yahoo(Interjection)

    A battle cry.

  7. Origin: Coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels.

Freebase

  1. Yahoo

    A Yahoo is a legendary being in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. Swift describes them as being filthy and with unpleasant habits, resembling human beings far too closely for the liking of protagonist Lemuel Gulliver, who finds the calm and rational society of intelligent horses, the Houyhnhnms, greatly preferable. The Yahoos are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term "yahoo" has come to mean "a crude, brutish or obscenely coarse person". American frontiersman Daniel Boone, who often used terms from Gulliver's Travels, claimed that he killed a hairy giant that he called a Yahoo. Yahoos were referred to in a letter sent by serial killer David Berkowitz to New York City police while committing the "Son of Sam" murders in 1976.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yahoo

    ya-hōō′, n. a name given by Swift in Gulliver's Travels to a class of animals which have the forms of men but the understanding and passions of the lowest brutes: a despicable character.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yahoo

    name of a race of brutes, subject to the Houyhuhnms (q. v.), in "Gulliver's Travels," with the form and all the vices of men.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yahoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yahoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Forte:

    When I think about Yahoo Inc... I think Yelp checks a handful of boxes.

  2. Eric Jackson:

    Whoever is the next CEO will need to take Yahoo Inc core down to its studs in terms of its costs.

  3. Axiom Capital analyst Victor Anthony:

    Anything can happen, but I'm going with the bet that this won't impact spin-off of Alibaba shares for Yahoo Japan.

  4. Marissa Mayer:

    Separating our Alibaba stake from Yahoo's operating business is essential to maximizing value for our shareholders.

  5. Adam Cahan:

    We're excited we can bring those kinds of unique experiences to users and can bring it at the scale Yahoo can deliver.

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