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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

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Yahoo

    Yahoo! (, styled yahoo! in its logo) is an American web services provider. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and operated by the namesake company Yahoo! Inc., which is 90% owned by investment funds managed by Apollo Global Management and 10% by Verizon Communications. It provides a web portal, search engine Yahoo Search, and related services, including My Yahoo!, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and its advertising platform, Yahoo! Native. Yahoo was established by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was one of the pioneers of the early Internet era in the 1990s. However, usage declined in the late 2000s as some services discontinued and it lost market share to Facebook and Google.

ChatGPT

  1. yahoo

    Yahoo is a global Internet services company that provides a range of products and services including a web portal, search engine, email, directory, news, advertising and more. It was founded in 1994 by Stanford University students Jerry Yang and David Filo. The company's name is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle." Yahoo was one of the pioneers and most popular destinations of the early Internet era in the 1990s but faced decline with the rise of competitors such as Google. As of 2021, Yahoo is owned by Apollo Global Management.

Wikidata

  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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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. Marc Ganis:

    The NFL was happy with the game on Yahoo Inc last year and about one-third of that audience was international, there is an international market for these games.

  3. Susan Decker:

    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.

  4. Abhute Bahety:

    In the last 1 week, suddenly all uninvited emails have stopped flooding the inbox of yahoo account and its frequency has also gone down in the last 6 months

  5. Chief Executive Jeffrey Smith:

    Yahoo has been great, the board members have been terrific and welcoming, the management team has been terrific and welcoming. This is no different from almost all of the companies that we get involved with.

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