See also: COO
- 1 English
- 2 Manx
- 3 Portuguese
- 4 Scots
coo (plural coos)
murmuring sound made by a dove or pigeon
- (transitive, intransitive) To make a soft murmuring sound, as a pigeon.
2014 June 26, A. A Dowd, “Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 27 November 2017:
- (intransitive) To speak in an admiring fashion, to be enthusiastic about.
to make a soft murmuring sound
to speak in an admiring fashion
- An expression of approval, fright, surprise, etc. [from early 20th c.]
1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter VII, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
- I stood outside the door for a space, letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would", as Jeeves tells me cats do in adages, then turned the handle softly, pushed – also softly – and, carrying on into the interior, found myself confronted by a girl in housemaid's costume who put a hand to her throat like somebody in a play and leaped several inches in the direction of the ceiling. "Coo!" she said, having returned to terra firma and taken aboard a spot of breath. "You gave me a start, sir!" […] "If you cast an eye on him, you will see that he's asleep now." "Coo! So he is."
1988 November, Sean Kelly, “Professional BMX Simulator [video game review]”, in Teresa Maughan, editor, Your Sinclair, number 35, London: Sportscene Specialist Press, ISSN 0269-6983, OCLC 877748737, archived from the original on 14 May 2016:
- The last track on each of the three sections is a professional course, where you can customise your bike by changing the tyres and the size of chainwheel. Coo!
1989 November, “Competitions”, in Jim Douglas, editor, Sinclair User: The Independent Magazine for the Independent User, number 92, London: ECC Publications, ISSN 0262-5458, OCLC 225914690, archived from the original on 21 October 2013:
- We want you to come up with a side splitting caption for a picture drawn by the fair hand of those at System 3. If you turn out to be the Funniest "Person", we'll give you a big wopping model of a dinosaur. Coo.
1990 April, “Crash Readers’ Awards Ceremony”, in Oliver Frey, editor, Crash: ZX Spectrum, number 75, [Ludlow, Shropshire]: Newsfield, ISSN 0954-8661, OCLC 500099432, archived from the original on 25 June 2017:
- Coo, I've only had four gallons of extra caffeine coffee today so I'm not my usual talking-to-PR-girlies-for-hours-on-end self. But bear with me a mo while I get myself together (audience waits for an age while he searches through his coat for the golden envelope). Here it is! Coo, and the winner is The NewZealand Story.
coo m (genitive singular coo, plural coyin)
- (dog): moddey
Terms derived from coo
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- “1 cú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.