What does Yahoo mean?

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

Here are all the 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.

How to pronounce Yahoo?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Yahoo in sign language?

  1. yahoo

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

Examples of Yahoo in a Sentence

  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. Marni Walden:

    Yahoo gives us scale that is what is most critical here, we want to compete and that is the place we need to be.

  4. 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.

  5. Marissa Mayer:

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

Images & Illustrations of Yahoo

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