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".
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
Used to get attention.
- Yoohoo! I think you dropped this.
To give a cry of "yoohoo".