yahoo etymology

English word yahoo comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷreh₂-

Detailed word origin of yahoo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷreh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷr̥h₂éw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
brutus Latin (lat) Dull, stupid, insensible, unreasonable, irrational. Heavy, unwieldy.
brute English (eng) (archaic, UK, Cambridge University slang) One who has not yet matriculated.. (now, _, archaic) An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast. [from 17th c.]. A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person. [from 17th c.] Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless. [from 16th c.]. Brutal; cruel; fierce; [...]
yahoo English (eng) (cryptozoology) A humanoid cryptid said to exist in parts of eastern Australia, and also reported in the Bahamas.. (pejorative) A rough, coarse, loud or uncouth person; yokel; lout. A battle cry.. An exclamation of joy.

Words with the same origin as yahoo

Descendants of *gʷreh₂-
bar barrister bartender base blitz brutal brutality brute crowbar grave gravitational gravity grief grieve guru