There are 2 definitions of yahoo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːhuː
 
, jəˈhuː
 
/

noun

informal

Origin

mid 18th century: from the name of an imaginary race of brutish creatures in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).

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There are 2 definitions of yahoo in English:

yahoo2

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Pronunciation: /jɑːˈhuː
 
, ja-/

exclamation

  • Expressing great joy or excitement: yahoo—my plan worked!
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    • I wish I had a dollar for every time I spent a dollar, because then, yahoo!
    • After months of eating raw fish, facing thirst, sharks, and other terrors, Pi finds himself on an island - yahoo!

Origin

natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the 1970s.

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