The crude, dirty “brutes” of the land of the Houyhnhnms in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. The Yahoos are irrational people and represent the worst side of humanity. By contrast, the wise and gentle Houyhnhnms, their masters, are rational horses and represent humanity at its best.
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Not that I was really interested in an answer, nor in the possibility of having to fend off ten testosterone-stuffed yahoos.A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns|Dilip D’Souza|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Many other voters might be inclined to vote Republican, were it not so evidently in the grip of a bunch of yahoos.
Are we still going to see these yahoos on TV this fall, though, saying what a great man he is?
Unlike the yahoos who booed a gay solider and shouted “Let him die!”Paul Begala: Gingrich Dominates Foreign Policy Debate|Paul Begala|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“The bigger the brand gets, the more yahoos want it,” she says.
And the Yarmouth yahoos yawned and hastened away in disgust.The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
I hear some of our sea Yahoos find fault with my sea-language, as not proper in many parts, nor now in use.
About noon, I saw coming towards the house a kind of vehicle drawn like a sledge by four Yahoos.
I expected every moment that my master would accuse the Yahoos of those unnatural appetites in both sexes, so common among us.
But I, who had more experience, could plainly observe some rudiments of it among the wild Yahoos.