(noun) 1. capitalized Yahoo : a member of a race of brutes in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans

2. a boorish, crass, or stupid person


In Context

“In a place like America, we seem to revel in these geographic judgments. And so Northerners stereotype Southerners as Confederate flag-waving, pickup driving, moonshine-drinking yahoos and Southerners depict Northerners as snooty, elitist, big city, latte-drinking, Volvo-driving liberals.”

John F. Hudson, The Cambridge (Massachusetts) Chronicle, 31 May 2018