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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [yah-hoo]
    • /ˈyɑˈhu/
    • /ˈjɑː.huː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yah-hoo]
    • /ˈyɑˈhu/

Definitions of yahoo word

  • noun plural yahoo (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. 1
  • noun plural yahoo (lowercase) an uncultivated or boorish person; lout; philistine; yokel. 1
  • noun plural yahoo (lowercase) a coarse or brutish person. 1
  • noun yahoo A rude, noisy, or violent person. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of yahoo (web)   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. 1
  • noun yahoo unsophisticated person 1

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Origin of yahoo

First appearance:

before 1975
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1975-80; of imitative origin

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Parts of speech for Yahoo


yahoo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for yahoo

noun yahoo

  • savage — fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts.
  • barbarian — In former times, barbarians were people from other countries who were thought to be uncivilized and violent.
  • beast — You can refer to an animal as a beast, especially if it is a large, dangerous, or unusual one.
  • boor — If you refer to someone as a boor, you think their behaviour and attitudes are rough, uneducated, and rude.
  • brute — If you call someone, usually a man, a brute, you mean that they are rough, violent, and insensitive.

Top questions with yahoo

  • how to delete yahoo account?
  • how to delete a yahoo account?

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