Yahoo vs Yeehaw - What's the difference?

yahoo | yeehaw |

Yahoo is a see also of yeehaw.


As interjections the difference between yahoo and yeehaw

is that yahoo is an exclamation of joy while yeehaw is an expression of joy or excitement, commonly associated with cowboys.

As a noun yahoo

is a rough, coarse, or uncouth person; yokel; lout.

yahoo

English

Noun

(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

    Synonyms

    * yokel, lout

    Interjection

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

    English

    Alternative forms

    * yeeha

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • An expression of joy or excitement, commonly associated with cowboys.
  • See also

    * yahoo