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Origin and Meaning of Yahoo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ya"hoo
  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)
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  1. A widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
  2. One of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  3. A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

From Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where it is the name of a race of brutes.

  1. (pejorative) A rough, coarse, loud or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
  2. (cryptozoology) A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.

Notable Persons Named Yahoo

Yahoo Serious is an actor, film director, composer, and director. His ongoing career started in 1988. Yahoo was given the name Greg Gomez Pead on July 27th, 1953 in Cardiff, New South Wales.


Fun Facts about the name Yahoo

  • How unique is the name Yahoo? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Yahoo was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Yahoo: Your name in reverse order is Oohay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hooya. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yahoo born Oct 12, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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