Yahoo

Yahoo

[yah-hoo, yey-, yah-hoo]
noun, plural Yahoos.
1.
(in Swift's Gulliver's Travels ) one of a race of brutes, having the form and all the vices of humans, who are subject to the Houyhnhnms.
2.
(lowercase) an uncultivated or boorish person; lout; philistine; yokel.
3.
(lowercase) a coarse or brutish person.

Origin:
coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels (1726)

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yahoo (jəˈhuː)
 
n , pl -hoos
a crude, brutish, or obscenely coarse person
 
[C18: from the name of a race of brutish creatures resembling men in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)]
 
ya'hooism
 
n

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yahoo
"a brute in human form," 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels."
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Yet Another Hierarchical Officious/Obstreperous/Odiferous/Organized Oracle.
(Or a member of a race of brutes in Swift's Gulliver's Travels who have the form and all the vices of man, or an uncouth or rowdy person).
Probably the biggest hierarchical index of the World-Wide Web. Originally at Stanford University, Yahoo moved to its own site in April 1995. It allows you to move up and down the heirarchy, to search it and to suggest additions. It also features "What's New", "What's Popular", "What's Cool" and a random link.
(http://yahoo.com/).
(1995-04-05)
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