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yahoo (n.)

"a brute in human form," 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." "A made name, prob. meant to suggest disgust" [Century Dictionary]. "Freq. in mod. use, a person lacking cultivation or sensibility, a philistine; a lout; a hooligan" [OED]. The internet search engine so called from 1994.

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Definitions of yahoo from WordNet
1
yahoo (n.)
a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture;
Synonyms: yokel / rube / hick / hayseed / bumpkin / chawbacon
2
Yahoo (n.)
one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift;
Yahoo (n.)
a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance;
From wordnet.princeton.edu