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.

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

  2. yahoo(Noun)

    A loud boisterous person.

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

  3. yahoo(Noun)

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

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

  4. yahoo(Noun)

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

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

  5. yahoo(Interjection)

    An exclamation of joy.

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

  6. yahoo(Interjection)

    A battle cry.

    Etymology: 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?

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    Daniel
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How to say yahoo in sign language?

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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. Yahoo Inc. -LRB- YHOO.O -RRB-:

    Our board and management team have been and remain firmly committed to acting as good stewards of capital and delivering sustainable shareholder value, we will share details on our future plans for Yahoo on our upcoming earnings call.

  2. 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.

  3. Sergio Moreira:

    DOCTORS PARTIALLY DELIVER BABY WITH MASS ON NECK TO HELP PROTECT UNBORN TWIN According to Yahoo, the letter went on to explain that the suspects are struggling from drugs and homelessness, and were trying to make a quick dollar, but didnt know what was inside the package. We never wanted to steal a childs hope, the letter read, according to Yahoo. After seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.

  4. Matt Stanley:

    Yahoo was great as an aggregator for all commodity participants so I think any cross-broking from one messenger platform may mean people use the old friend – the phone, so in some kind of ironic way, you may see stronger relationships formed now people have to interact the old-school way.

  5. Marissa Mayer:

    As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users, unfortunately, while all our measures helped Yahoo successfully defend against the barrage of attacks by both private and state-sponsored hackers, Russian agents intruded on our systems and stole our users’ data.

Images & Illustrations of yahoo

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