Pronunciation: (yä'hOO, yā'-, yä-hOO'),[key] —n., —pl.-hoos. 1. (in Swift's Gulliver's Travels) one of a race of brutes, having the form and all the vices of humans, who are subject to the Houyhnhnms.
2. (l.c.) an uncultivated or boorish person; lout; philistine; yokel.
3. (l.c.) a coarse or brutish person.