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coo1

[koo] /ku/
verb (used without object), cooed, cooing.
1.
to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
2.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
verb (used with object), cooed, cooing.
3.
to utter by cooing.
noun
4.
a cooing sound.
Origin of coo1
1660-1670
1660-70; imitative
Related forms
cooer, noun
cooingly, adverb

coo2

[koo] /ku/
interjection, British Slang.
1.
(used to express surprise or amazement.)
Origin
1910-15; origin uncertain

Coo

[kaw-aw] /ˈkɔ ɔ/
noun
1.
Italian name of Kos.

COO

1.
chief operating officer.
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  • He soon sends them flying back to their house on the roof, where they chatter and coo in great excitement.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Something between the 'gobble, gobble' of a turkey and the coo of the ring-dove.

    Doctor Luttrell's First Patient Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • The coo is rapidly repeated, and is continued for several minutes.

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace
  • He did not “coo” as usual, but stared unsmilingly at the ceiling.

    The Cheerful Smugglers Ellis Parker Butler
  • You are, after all, only a tender-hearted dove that wants to bill and coo.

British Dictionary definitions for coo

coo

/kuː/
verb coos, cooing, cooed
1.
(intransitive) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
2.
(transitive) to speak in a soft murmur
3.
(intransitive) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)
noun
4.
the sound of cooing
interjection
5.
(Brit, slang) an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
Derived Forms
cooer, noun
cooingly, adverb

CoO

abbreviation
1.
cost of ownership

COO

abbreviation
1.
chief operating officer
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Word Origin and History for coo
v.

1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.

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Related Abbreviations for coo

COO

chief operating officer
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