Cooeeing
Cooey Coo"ey, Cooee Coo"ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia]

I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. --E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cooeeing — n. prolonged shout uttered by the Australian aborigines to attract attention v. call out or shout the call cooee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cooee — Cooey Coo ey, Cooee Coo ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia] I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooeed — Cooey Coo ey, Cooee Coo ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia] I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooey — Coo ey, Cooee Coo ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia] I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooeyed — Cooey Coo ey, Cooee Coo ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia] I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooeying — Cooey Coo ey, Cooee Coo ee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cooeyed} or {Cooeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooeying} or {Cooeeing}.] To call out cooee. [Australia] I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach. E. Giles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English words with uncommon properties — For the purposes of this article, any word which has appeared in a recognised general English dictionary published in the 20th century or later is considered a candidate. For interest, some archaic words, non standard words and proper names are… …   Wikipedia

  • cooee — /kooh ee/, n., v., cooeed, cooeeing. n. 1. a prolonged, shrill, clear call or cry used as a signal by Australian Aborigines and adopted by the settlers in the country. v.i. 2. to utter the call cooee. [1780 90; < Dharuk gu wi] * * * …   Universalium

  • cooee — informal exclamation used to attract attention. verb (cooees, cooeeing, cooeed) make such a call. Phrases within cooee Austral./NZ within reach. Origin C18: imitative of a signal used by Australian Aboriginals and copied by settlers …   English new terms dictionary

  • cooee — /ˈkui / (say koohee), /kuˈi / (say kooh ee) noun 1. a prolonged clear call, the second syllable of which rises rapidly in pitch, used most frequently in the bush as a signal to attract attention: *A cooee from over toward the homestead roused him …   Australian English dictionary

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