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.
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
An expression of joy or excitement, commonly associated with cowboys.