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 for yahoo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  yahoo \ya"hoo\ (y[aum]"h[=oo]), n.
     1. One of a race of filthy brutes resembling men but subject
        to the Houyhnhnms in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." See in
        the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5 + CM]
     2. Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn. [U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. Someone who is not very intelligent or not interested in
     Syn: yokel, rube, hick, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon.
          [WordNet 1.5] Yahweh

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is not very intelligent or interested in
           culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed,
           bumpkin, chawbacon]
      2: one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the
         Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
      3: a widely used search engine for the web that finds
         information, news, images, products, finance

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle (WWW)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      Yet Another Hierarchical
     Officious/Obstreperous/Odiferous/Organized Oracle.
     (Or a member of a race of brutes in Swift's Gulliver's Travels
     who have the form and all the vices of man, or an uncouth or
     rowdy person).
     Probably the biggest hierarchical index of the World-Wide
     Web.  Originally at Stanford University, Yahoo moved to its
     own site in April 1995.  It allows you to move up and down the
     heirarchy, to search it and to suggest additions.  It also
     features "What's New", "What's Popular", "What's Cool" and a
     random link.

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