noun see yahoo I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yahooism — See yahoo. * * * …   Universalium

  • yahooism — noun The behaviour or attitudes of yahoos; ignorant boorishness …   Wiktionary

  • yahooism — ya·hoo·ism …   English syllables

  • yahooism — üˌizəm noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized : behavior characteristic of a yahoo : rowdyism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yahoo — yahooism, n. /yah hooh, yay , yah hooh /, n., pl. Yahoos. 1. (in Swift s Gulliver s Travels) one of a race of brutes, having the form and all the vices of humans, who are subject to the Houyhnhnms. 2. (l.c.) an uncultivated or boorish person;… …   Universalium

  • yahoo — I. noun (plural yahoos) Date: 1726 1. capitalized a member of a race of brutes in Swift s Gulliver s Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans 2. [influenced by yahoo (II)] a boorish, crass, or stupid person • yahooism noun II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Philistinism — n middlebrowism, Inf. lowbrowism, conventionalism, conventionality, conformism, conformance, conformity; traditionalism, formalism, precisianism; obtuseness, dullness, boorishness, yahooism …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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