Cooey

Definition of Cooey

Coo´ey
n.1.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 (kŌ"-) and the second ends in a shrill, staccato ē. To represent the sound itself the spelling cooee is generally used.
Within cooey
within earshot.
v. i.1.To call out cooee.
[imp. & p. p. Cooeyed or Cooeed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Cooeying or Cooeeing.]
I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach.
- E. Giles.
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