Part of Speech interjection
Origin + Etymology
Mid 18th century from the name of an imaginary race of brutish creatures in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)
  • barbarian
  • beast
  • boor
  • brute
  • lout
  • thinker
  • whiz
  • wizard
  • genius
  • sharpie
  • intellect
  • brain
  • intellectual
  • egghead
a boorish, crass, or stupid person
Henry rode his skateboard into oncoming traffic like a total yahoo.
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