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  • n. Plural form of Yahoo.

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Examples

  • Lemuel Gulliver, an Englishman, travels to exotic lands, including Lilliput (where the people are six inches tall), Brobdingnag (where the people are seventy feet tall), and the land of the Houyhnhnms (where horses are the intelligent beings, and humans, called Yahoos, are mute brutes of labor).

    Gulliver's Travels

  • I did indeed observe that the Yahoos were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted not by any ill treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • To return from this digression; when I asserted that the Yahoos were the only governing animals in my country, which my master said was altogether past his conception, he desired to know whether we had

    Gulliver's Travels

  • Another thing he wondered at in the Yahoos was their strange disposition to nastiness and dirt, whereas there appears to be a natural love of cleanliness in all other animals.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • When appointed, Bartz set about slashing costs and staff - a move that made her instantly unpopular among the long-time "Yahoos" - but she was unable to revive the company's revenues or profits.

    The Guardian World News

  • I did indeed observe that the Yahoos were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill – treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

  • When I asserted that the Yahoos were the only governing animals in my country, which my master said was altogether past his conception, he desired to know,

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

  • When I asserted that the Yahoos were the only governing animals in my country, which my master said was altogether past his conception, he desired to know, "whether we had Houyhnhnms among us, and what was their employment?"

    Gulliver's Travels

  • I did indeed observe that the Yahoos were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill-treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • One of the members for the affirmative offered several arguments of great strength and weight, alleging that as the Yahoos were the most filthy, noisome, and deformed animal which nature ever produced, so they were the most restive and indocible, mischievous and malicious: they would privately suck the teats of the Houyhnhnms 'cows, kill and devour their cats, trample down their oats and grass, if they were not continually watched, and commit a thousand other extravagancies.

    Gulliver's Travels

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