Yahoo meaning

yä'ho͝o, yā'-
In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, any of a race of brutish, degraded creatures subject to the Houyhnhnms and having the form and all the vices of man.
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Yahoo! is a website that offers a search engine and other features, or a yahoo is a person who is coarse or unrefined in style.

An example of Yahoo! is the website that includes a search engine, instant messaging, chat groups and e-mail.

An example of yahoo is the race of fictional brutish creatures in Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

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Used to express joy, delight, triumph, etc. with great excitement.
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A person who is variously thought of as being coarse, uneducated, unrefined, anti-intellectual, crudely materialistic, etc.
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A loud boisterous person.
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An exclamation of joy.
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Yahoo is defined as a exclamation of joy or excitement.

An example of Yahoo used as an injection is in the sentence, "Yahoo! I just won first place!" which means "Woohoo! I just won first place!"

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An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person.
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Used to express exuberance or delight.
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A rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
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A derogatory term for a white person from the Confederate South (i.e., United States).
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(cryptozoology) A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.

1835: The natives are greatly terrrified by the sight of a person in a mask calling him "devil" or Yah-hoo, which signifies evil spirit. "” James Holman, Travels, 1835 (quoted by Malcolm Smith, above)

1985: Yahoos in the Bahamas "” title of paper by Michael Raynal, Cryptozoology, volume 4, 1985

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A battle cry.
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(literature) One of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized Houyhnhnms.
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(informal) An employee of the Internet company Yahoo!.
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(Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA, www.yahoo.com) The most diversified information portal on the Web. Along with search, news, sports and weather, Yahoo! offers email, instant messaging, travel, auctions, classified ads, financial data, discussion groups, Web hosting and numerous other services.It Began with SearchWhen it launched in 1995, Yahoo! was the first Web search site to gain worldwide attention. It distinguished itself in the early days because it created its indexes manually. Instead of sending out automated spiders that roamed the Web and indexed everything in sight, indexing specialists decided what categories a Web page fit in. As a result, Yahoo! called itself a "directory," rather than a search engine. As the Web grew exponentially, it became too large to index manually, and Yahoo! employed automated methods.A Student HobbyIn 1994, Stanford Ph.D candidates Jerry Yang and David Filo began indexing interesting websites as a hobby. "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" turned into Yahoo!, meaning "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle!" A very successful IPO followed in 1996, and within a few years, Yahoo! became a major global brand worldwide.From Yahoo! to Oath and AltabaValued at USD $67 billion prior to the dot-com bust, Yahoo! began to slide ever since. Although Microsoft offered $44 billion to buy the company in 2008, Yahoo! declined. Nine years later in 2017, Verizon acquired Yahoo!'s Internet businesses for $5 billion. Combined with Verizon's acquisition of AOL in 2015, an umbrella company was formed and named Oath. Retaining their own brands, more than 50 media and tech sites are part of Verizon Media Group (formerly Oath), including all the Yahoo! sites and services, AOL, TechCrunch, tumblr and engadget.What remained of Yahoo! not acquired by Verizon was renamed Altaba ("alternate to Alibaba"), which owns roughly 15% of the Chinese Internet giant (see Alibaba).
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A Web directory developed in the early 1990s by Stanford graduate students David Filo and Jerry Yang. Yahoo! has expanded into a full-featured Web portal, including a search engine, chat groups, instant messaging (IM), and e-mail. The word Yahoo was coined by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver's Travels (1726), referring to a race of foul, uncultivated, loutish, brutish creatures in the form of men. The term has since evolved to refer to a coarse, unrefined, unruly, crudely materialistic person. Filo and Yang reportedly selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos. See also endianess.
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Origin of yahoo

  • From Yahoo , member of a race of brutes in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Imitative
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • The Australian sense almost certainly derives from Gulliver's Travels, despite Holman's report (quote below), since the sound "H" does not occur in aboriginal languages, only in words learnt or adopted from Europeans. (Reference: Bunyips and Bigfoots, Malcolm Smith, Millenium Books, 1996, ISBN 1-86429-081-1.)
    From Wiktionary
  • From Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift: the name of a race of brutes.
    From Wiktionary
  • Coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels.
    From Wiktionary
  • Yahoo!
    From Wiktionary