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Definitions for Yahoo
ˈyɑ hu, ˈyeɪ-, yɑˈhuYa·hoo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbaconnoun

    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

  2. Yahoonoun

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

  3. Yahoonoun

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


  1. yahoonoun

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

  2. yahoonoun

    A loud boisterous person.

  3. yahoonoun

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

  4. yahoonoun

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

  5. yahoointerjection

    An exclamation of joy.

  6. yahoointerjection

    A battle cry.

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


  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.

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  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

Examples of Yahoo in a Sentence

  1. Saquon Barkley:

    I’ve never really seen anything like Saquon Barkley. Saquon Barkley’s really LT-like, to be honest, yahoo Sports is what Yahoo Sports is. Saquon Barkley’s insane. Every week, [ Parsons is ] one of those guys that, even if I ca n’t watch Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons game, I ’ll look and say, ‘ What is Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons doing ? ’.

  2. 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.

  3. Neil Doshi:

    This is absolutely a step in the right direction, we’d much rather see Yahoo either spin off or potentially sell the core and have a tax liability on a smaller piece than have it on the larger Alibaba piece.

  4. Marissa Mayer:

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

  5. Makan Delrahim:

    The government's successful monopolization case against Microsoft may very well have paved the way for companies like Google, Yahoo and Apple to enter with their own desktop and mobile products.

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    the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    • A. tight
    • B. blistering
    • C. obnoxious
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