From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

yahoo \ya"hoo\ (y[aum]"h[=oo]), n.
   1. One of a race of filthy brutes resembling men but subject
      to the Houyhnhnms in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." See in
      the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5 + CM]

   2. Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   3. A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn. [U. S.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   4. Someone who is not very intelligent or not interested in

   Syn: yokel, rube, hick, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon.
        [WordNet 1.5] Yahweh
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