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wahoo | yahoo |

As a proper noun wahoo

is a ghost town in california.

As a noun yahoo is

(literature) one of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized houyhnhnms or yahoo can be (informal) an employee of the internet company.

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Etymology 1


(en noun)
  • , a tropical and subtropical game fish.
  • Hypernyms
    * Scombridae
    Coordinate terms
    * mackerel * tuna * bonito
    See also
    * (wikipedia "wahoo") * (Acanthocybium solandri) * (Acantocybium solandri)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) *uhawhu .


    (en noun)
  • (Southern US) The .
  • Etymology 3

    From a (etyl) word, the first element of which is cognate to (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • , a burning bush.
  • yahoo



    (en noun)
  • A rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.
  • A loud boisterous person.
  • (pejorative) A white person from the former Confederate States of America (i.e., Southern United States).
  • (cryptozoology) A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.
  • 1835: The natives are greatly terrrified by the sight of a person in a mask calling him "devil" or Yah-hoo, which signifies evil spirit.'' — James Holman, ''Travels , 1835 (quoted by Malcolm Smith, above)
    1985: Yahoos in the Bahamas'' — title of paper by Michael Raynal, ''Cryptozoology , volume 4, 1985


    * yokel, lout


    (en interjection)
  • An exclamation of joy.
  • A battle cry.