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Meaning of YAHOO

Pronunciation:  'yâhoo, yu'hoo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in Swift's Gulliver's Travels
  2. [n]  not very intelligent or interested in culture
 

YAHOO is a 5 letter word that starts with Y.

 

 Synonyms: bumpkin, chawbacon, hayseed, hick, rube, yokel
 
 See Also: character, fictional character, fictitious character, rustic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ya"hoo\, n.
1. One of a race of filthy brutes in Swift's ``Gulliver's
   Travels.'' See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in
   Fiction.

2. Hence, any brutish or vicious character.

3. A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn. [U. S.]

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

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