The “Y” in the company name Yahoo! stands for which of these words?

Trivia Quesiton: The “Y” in the company name Yahoo! stands for which of these words?

Yet
Yodel
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The answer is: Yet

Answer: The word “yahoo” is a backronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle”. The term “hierarchical” described how the Yahoo database was arranged in layers of subcategories. The term “oracle” was intended to mean “source of truth and wisdom”, and the term “officious”, rather than being related to the word’s normal meaning, described the office workers who would use the Yahoo database while surfing from work.

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