Origin of yahoo
Definition for yahoo (2 of 2)
noun, plural Ya·hoos.
Origin of Yahoo
Examples from the Web for yahoo
In 2005, when Alibaba was picking up momentum in its battle against eBay, Yahoo bought a 40 percent stake in the company.
(Yahoo now refers to itself as a digital media company rather than a technology company).
Google and Yahoo are already among the largest media companies in the world.
Was it really, as I suspected, ordered on a whim by some yahoo who was deeply affected by a childhood encounter with Grave Digger?
Yahoo Recruits More Top Names: Yahoo was serious about the revamping.Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze to Write Play For NYFW; Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter Makes Her Modeling Debut|The Fashion Beast Team|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We must look devilish serious—no grinning till the proper time," said Yahoo.Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)|Samuel Warren
"Yahoo" is commonly said to have been coined by Swift, but there is a possibility that it was in slang use in his day.The Word Hoosier; John Finley|Jacob Piatt Dunn
Now a gentleman, he makes you think of Sidney; now a beast, of Swift's revolting Yahoo.Library Notes|A. P. Russell
He thought that he and his fellow-creatures were Yahoos; and he thought a Yahoo a very agreeable kind of animal.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
I don't guess they done a day's work with anything but their yahoo mouths in their dirty lives.The Man in the Twilight|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for yahoo
noun plural -hoos
Word Origin for yahoo
Word Origin and History for yahoo
"a brute in human form," 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." The internet search engine so called from 1994.