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noun ya·hoo \ˈyā-(ˌ)hü, ˈyä-\

Simple Definition of yahoo

  • : a person who is very rude, loud, or stupid

Full Definition of yahoo

plural yahoos

  1. 1 capitalized :  a member of a race of brutes in Swift's Gulliver's Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans

  2. 2 [influenced by 2yahoo] :  a boorish, crass, or stupid person

ya·hoo·ism play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Examples of yahoo

  1. Some yahoo cut me off in traffic.

  2. A bunch of yahoos were making noise outside.



1726

First Known Use of yahoo

1726


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interjection ya·hoo \yä-ˈhü\

Simple Definition of yahoo

  • —used to express excitement or joy

Full Definition of yahoo

  1. :  yippee

Examples of yahoo

  1. <you mean we were accepted for the reality show? yahoo!>



Origin of yahoo

perhaps alteration of yo-ho, interjection used to attract attention, from yo + ho


First Known Use: 1870


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