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cooey


cooey


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cooey  \Coo"ey\,  Cooee  \Coo"ee\,  n.  [Of  imitative  origin.] 
  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[=oo]"-)  and  the  second  ends  in  a  shrill, 
  staccato  [=e].  To  represent  the  sound  itself  the  spelling 
  {cooee}  is  generally  used 
 
  {Within  cooey},  within  earshot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cooey  \Coo"ey\,  Cooee  \Coo"ee\,  n.  [Of  imitative  origin.] 
  A  peculiar  whistling  sound  made  by  the  Australian  aborigenes 
  as  a  call  or  signal.  [Written  also  {cooie}.]