• WordNet 3.6
    • n Yahoo a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
    • n Yahoo one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
    • n yahoo a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.
    • Yahoo A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn.
    • Yahoo Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
    • Yahoo One of a race of filthy brutes in Swift's “Gulliver's Travels.” See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yahoo A name given by Swift, in “Gulliver's Travels,” to a feigned race of brutes having the form of man and all his degrading passions. They are placed in contrast with the Houyhnhnms, or horses endowed with reason, the whole being designed as a satire on the human race.
    • n yahoo [lowercase] A rough, brutal, uncouth character.
    • n yahoo [lowercase] A greenhorn; a back-country lout.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yahoo ya-hōō′ a name given by Swift in Gulliver's Travels to a class of animals which have the forms of men but the understanding and passions of the lowest brutes: a despicable character.
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  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    “Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.”


In literature:

The Yahoos, a strange sort of animal, described.
"Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
You'll find him different from these yahoos you've been writin' up.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
But my Yahoo would rise no more.
"Henry Brocken" by Walter J. de la Mare
We must give those Yahoos a lesson.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
We scrubbed the Yahoo thoroughly, washed its teeth, ears, hair, and then we dried it.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
If any of these yahoos around here say anything about it they'll get a setting up from me that they won't want again.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
They must shore be deeficient in taste, them Laredo yahoos!
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Men might be wretched, but he would not therefore revile them as filthy Yahoos.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Yellena Yellat, the Yellow Yahoo of Yokohama, Yawned Yesterday at Yon Yelping Yokel of the Yankee Yeomanry.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
They smelled worse than Texas yahoos just off a cow farm.
"Mars Confidential" by Jack Lait

In poetry:

Said the Yahoo Skeleton
Stop dirty art
Said the Right Wing skeleton
Forget about yr heart
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

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Yahoo CEO to step down amid resume miscue .
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson reportedly will step down Sunday amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received.
Yahoo Inc has picked PayPal chief Scott Thompson as its next CEO.
Yahoo and Pontiac launch Pontiac Underground to drive dialogue.
Sony, Avon, and Yahoo are among the flagging companies taking steps to revive themselves.
Late heroics lift Nederland over LC-M. Web Search by Yahoo Businesses.
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Marissa Mayer started her new job Tuesday, leading her former rival, Yahoo.
Mayer will be Yahoo's fifth CEO in the past five years.
Outbound Yahoo Video Feed.
Can Yahoo's Carol Bartz Outsmart Microsoft And Google.
Bartz is betting Yahoo can bring up display revenues and make money leveraging Microsoft's search engine.
The exit of Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang from the board of directors might be just the beginning.
Yahoo isn't happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web.

In science:

Integer counting is distinguished from fractional counting in which case each address or author is attributed with a proportional weight. 5 The default geocoder at this website is Yahoo!.
Which cities produce excellent papers worldwide more than can be expected? A new mapping approach--using Google Maps--based on statistical significance testing
Both Yahoo! and Google may miss addresses or place them erroneously.
Which cities produce excellent papers worldwide more than can be expected? A new mapping approach--using Google Maps--based on statistical significance testing
Yahoo! FINANCE also gives adjusted closing prices, but, because of missing dividends, these prices may be inaccurate.
Adjusted Closing Prices
Thus Yahoo! FINANCE would have you believe that SHY lost money in December 2007, when, in fact, SHY gained 0.3% in this month—as we have just seen.
Adjusted Closing Prices
The Sci2 Tool uses Yahoo! for the geo-coding.
Which cities' paper output and citation impact are above expectation in information science? Some improvements of our previous mapping approaches