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David Filo and Jerry Yang developed the first online navigational guide to the Internet while attending Stanford University. They originally called it Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web. The two students developed a means to bookmark and categorize their favorite web sites. Today, Yahoo!, an acronym for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle, provides custom searching to nearly 220 million people each month.

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ya·hoo1 / ˈyäˌhoō; yäˈhoō/ • n. inf. a rude, noisy, or violent person.ya·hoo2 / yäˈhoō/ • interj. expressing great joy or excitement.

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yahoo a rude, noisy, or violent person, from the name of an imaginary race of brutish creatures in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).

From the mid 19th century yahoo (perhaps a different word in origin) has also been used in Australia for a mythical creature resembling a big hairy man, said to haunt eastern Australia.

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Yahoo A hierarchical directory of Web sites organized by category. Yahoo links to several other popular Web search sites and if a search is unsuccessful on Yahoo it can still lead to results on the linked sites.

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yahoo name invented by Swift (‘Gulliver's Travels’, 1726) for a brute in human form.