A rude, noisy, or violent person.
- The young people, they have no religion, and the yahoos are coming home to roost.
- When will the Left learn that this is not simply a nation of dimwitted yahoos?
- Doesn't this simply reflect that the soccer hooligans and other yahoos have turned it into a symbol of bigotry?
barbarian, philistine, vulgarian, savage, brute, beast, boor, oaf, ruffian, thug, lout, hoodlum, hooligan, vandal, rowdy, bully boy, brawler
Scottish informal radge
North American informal lummox
Australian/New Zealand informal hoon
mid 18th century: from the name of an imaginary race of brutish creatures in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).
natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the 1970s.