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yahoo  n.  
One of a race of filthy brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn. (U. S.)
Someone who is not very intelligent or not interested in culture.
Synonyms: yokel, rube, hick, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon.

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"Yahoo" Quotes from Famous Books

... "heroical epistle of Sappho to Philaenis," in which he makes himself the casuist of forbidden things. His studies of sensuality, however, are for the most part normal, even in their grossness. There was in him more of the Yahoo than of the decadent. There was an excremental element in his genius as in the genius of that other gloomy dean, Jonathan Swift. Donne and Swift were alike satirists born under Saturn. They laughed more frequently from disillusion than from happiness. Donne, it must be admitted, turned ...
— The Art of Letters • Robert Lynd

... tossed up in alarm the moment that they catch his wind; he must have observed the tracks of animals—how, when they crossed his path of the preceding day, the beast that made the tracks has stopped, scrutinised, and shunned it—before he can believe what a Yahoo he is among the brute creation. No cleanliness of the individual seems to diminish this remarkable odour: indeed, the more civilised the man, the more subtle does it appear to be; the touch of a game-keeper scares less ...
— The Art of Travel - Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries • Francis Galton

... me substantially the same thing, saying that he had copied from the walls of a water closet in a Kentucky hotel. It appears that it was too foul to harmonize with the place in which it was composed, so it was stolen by a thieving yahoo in search of carrion and puked into the putrid columns of an A.P.A. paper. T. Shelley Sutton can probably find more "original poetry" in the ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... solemn affidavit concerning the freshness of his stale eggs and the superior quality of a curious article which he called country butter, and declared came from a particular dairy famed for the excellence of its produce; the milkman's yahoo sounded cheerfully in the morning hours; and the letter-box was filled with cards from all sorts and descriptions of people—from laundresses to wine ...
— The Uninhabited House • Mrs. J. H. Riddell

... its identity and location, arriving there before a gathering storm that blew wet and cold from the east. Our signals of distress, asking for immediate medical aid were set and flew thirty-six hours before any one came to us; then a scared Yahoo (the country was still inhabited by Yahoos) in a boat rowed by two other animals, came aboard, and said, "Yes, your men have got small-pox." "Vechega" he called it, but I understand the lingo of the Yahoo very well, I could even speak a few words of it and comprehend ...
— Voyage of the Liberdade • Captain Joshua Slocum

Words linked to "Yahoo" :   trademark, hick, search engine, rube, character, yokel, fictitious character, chawbacon, rustic

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