yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon(noun)
a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
A rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
A loud boisterous person.
A derogatory term for a white person from the Confederate South (i.e., United States).
A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.
An exclamation of joy.
A battle cry.
Origin: Coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels.
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
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
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.
The numerical value of yahoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of yahoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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When I think about Yahoo Inc... I think Yelp checks a handful of boxes.
Anything can happen, but I'm going with the bet that this won't impact spin-off of Alibaba shares for Yahoo Japan.
In terms of how many people were served a malicious ad, only Yahoo would really know, this is one of the largest attacks we’ve seen in recent months.
We believe the likelihood of a positive tax outcome for the company diminishes as more time passes ; this remains the core overhang on Yahoo's valuation.
I hope the next owner can do something to revitalize the spirit of the core things that made Yahoo very, very unique and create a distinction in consumers' minds about why they love Yahoo Inc still. It will be helpful if it is private or part of a much larger corporation to achieve that.
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