Meaning: a rude, loud, aggressive person
- When we took my mother to a football game, I got into an argument with a bunch of yahoos who kept using foul language and swearing in front of her.
- Greg says he was a bit of a yahoo when he was young, but he's grown out of that and he's a gentleman these days.
Origin: From Jonathan Swift's 18th-century novel "Gulliver's Travels", in which a violent race of uncivilised brutes called "the Yahoos" is featured.
We were on the train when a few yahoos started
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Contributor: Matt Errey