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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.

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

  2. yahoonoun

    A loud boisterous person.

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

  3. yahoonoun

    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. yahoonoun

    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. yahoointerjection

    An exclamation of joy.

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

  6. yahoointerjection

    A battle cry.

    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. 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. 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.

  3. Neil Doshi:

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

  4. Eric Jackson:

    Whoever is the next CEO will need to take Yahoo Inc core down to its studs in terms of its costs.

  5. 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.

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