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Coos

[koos] /kus/
noun
1.
a language of a group of American Indians indigenous to the coast of Oregon.

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

Coo

[kaw-aw] /ˈkɔ ɔ/
noun
1.
Italian name of Kos.
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Examples from the Web for Coos
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  • A smiling nurse in the centre feeds, turn by turn, her open-mouthed charges whose satisfaction is expressed in human ‘Coos’.

    The Woman's Part L. K. Yates
  • Still seated, she reaches up her arms for the child and Coos over it.

    The Arrow-Maker Mary Austin
  • The industry was important at Coos bay at an early day, and vessels constructed there sailed the seas thirty or forty years.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Whistles and chirps, Coos and caws and croaks, would have grown familiar to him.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • Just like a pair of turtle-doves, all bills and Coos and smiles.

  • On the mother's back the child sleeps and Coos and observes what goes on about it.

    South and South Central Africa H. Frances Davidson
British Dictionary definitions for Coos

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 Coos

coo

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for Coos

COO

chief operating officer
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Coos in the Bible

(written Cos in the R.V.), a small island, one of the Sporades in the Aegean Sea, in the north-west of Rhodes, off the coast of Caria. Paul on his return from his third missionary journey, passed the night here after sailing from Miletus (Acts 21:1). It is now called Stanchio.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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