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yahoo

Noun

1 not very intelligent or interested in culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon]
2 one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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(pl. Yahoos)
  1. (British Literature) one of a race of brutes, who look and act like man, that inhabit the same land as the Houyhnhnms.

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