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Webster 1828 Edition


Yahoo

YAHOO

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Noun.
A word used by Chesterfield, I suppose for a savage, or a person resembling a savage.

Definition 2022


Yahoo

Yahoo

See also: yahoo and Yahoo!

English

Noun

Yahoo (plural Yahoos)

  1. (literature) One of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized Houyhnhnms.

Etymology 2

From the company name.

Noun

Yahoo (plural Yahoos)

  1. (informal) An employee of the Internet company Yahoo!.
    • 1996, Newsweek (volume 127)
      But having two beaming Chief Yahoos on the cover is an implied seal of approval.
    • 2002, Karen Angel, Inside Yahoo!: reinvention and the road ahead
      Instead of driving down the street to meetings, soon Yahoos need merely stroll the walkways that crisscrossed a bright green lawn.
    • 2004, Chris Turner, Planet Simpson: how a cartoon masterpiece defined a generation
      Some Yahoos got filthy rich, but many more lost it all.

yahoo

yahoo

See also: Yahoo and Yahoo!

English

Noun

yahoo (plural yahoos)

  1. (pejorative) A rough, coarse, loud or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
  2. (cryptozoology) A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.
    • 1835, James Holman, Travels, quoted by Malcolm Smith, Bunyips and Bigfoots (Millenium Books, 1996, ISBN 1-86429-081-1), who notes that the Australian sense almost certainly derives from Gulliver's Travels, despite Holman's report
      The natives are greatly terrrified by the sight of a person in a mask calling him "devil" or Yah-hoo, which signifies evil spirit.
    • 1985, Michael Raynal, Yahoos in the Bahamas, Cryptozoology, volume 4:

Synonyms

  • (a rough, coarse, or uncouth person): yokel, lout

Interjection

yahoo

  1. An exclamation of joy.
  2. A battle cry.

References

  1. yahoo” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.