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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

... far distant animals, 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 than ...
— The Art of Travel - Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries • Francis Galton

... could soak my crusts in the fountain with Le Sage's strolling player, and revel in their glad enjoyment: but sitting down with so many fellow-animals to ward off thirst and hunger as a business; to empty, each creature, his Yahoo's trough as quickly as he can, and then slink sullenly away; to have these social sacraments stripped of everything but the mere greedy satisfaction of the natural cravings; goes so against the grain with ...
— American Notes for General Circulation • Charles Dickens

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

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