Definition of Cooey

1. n. A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal.



2. n. A peculiar cry uttered by the Australian aborigines as a call to attract attention, and also in common use among the Australian colonists. In the actual call the first syllable is much prolonged (k&oomac;"-) and the second ends in a shrill, staccato ē. To represent the sound itself the spelling cooee is generally used.

3. v. i. To call out cooee.

Definition of Cooey

1. Interjection. (alternative spelling of cooee) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of cooee) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cooey

1. to cooee [v -EYED, -EYING, -EYS] - See also: cooee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cooey

cooches
coochies
coochy coo
coochy coos
coocoo
cood
cooed
cooee
cooeed
cooeeing
cooees
cooer
cooers
cooey (current term)
cooeyed
cooeying
cooeys
coof
coofs
cooing
cooing murmur
cooingly
cooings
cook
cook-chill
cook-off
cook-offs
cook-up

Literary usage of Cooey

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Now to be 'within cooey'of Sydney is to be at the distance of an easy journey therefrom. ... 80 : "Just to camp within a cooey of the -Shanty for the night. ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1903)
"Of the death of cooey-na- <iall, the following ... The Annalists record under the year 1376 :—" cooey O'Kane, ... Dermott had twelve sons : cooey, ..."

3. Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes (1913)
"All right, sir," says cooey, touching his hat, with a leer and a wink at his comrades. " Hullo tho'," says East, pulling up, and taking another look at Tom, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1893)
"At the time that I was in Sydney, Mr. HJ M'cooey, a Fellow of the New South ... Mr. M'cooey instantly despatched the reptile, and on dissecting her killed ..."

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