Yahoo vs Yoohoo - What's the difference?

yahoo | yoohoo |

Yahoo is a see also of yoohoo.

As interjections the difference between yahoo and yoohoo

is that yahoo is an exclamation of joy while yoohoo is used to get attention.

As a noun yahoo

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

As a verb yoohoo is

to give a cry of "yoohoo".




(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.
  • yoohoo



    (en interjection)
  • Used to get attention.
  • Yoohoo! I think you dropped this.


    (en verb)
  • To give a cry of "yoohoo".
  • See also

    * hey *ahoy * yahoo