Yahooism


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ya·hoo?1

?(y?′ho͞o, yā′-)
n. pl. ya·hoos
An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person. See Synonyms at boor.

[From Yahoo, , member of a race of brutes in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.]

ya′hoo·ism n.

ya·hoo?2

(y?-ho͞o′)
interj.
Used to express exuberance or delight.

[Imitative.]
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Yahooism

a penchant for rowdyism. [Allusion to Swift’s characters in Gulliver’s Travels.]
See also: Behavior
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