Coos

[ koos ]
/ kus /

noun

a language of a group of American Indians indigenous to the coast of Oregon.

coo

1
[ koo ]
/ ku /

verb (used without object), cooed, coo·ing.

to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.

verb (used with object), cooed, coo·ing.

to utter by cooing.

noun

a cooing sound.

Origin of coo

1
First recorded in 1660–70; imitative

Related formscoo·er, nouncoo·ing·ly, adverb

Coo

[ kaw-aw ]
/ ˈkɔ ɔ /

noun

Italian name of Kos.
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British Dictionary definitions for coos

coo

/ (kuː) /

verb coos, cooing or cooed

(intr) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
(tr) to speak in a soft murmur
(intr) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)

noun

the sound of cooing

interjection

British slang an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
Derived Formscooer, nouncooingly, adverb

CoO

abbreviation for

cost of ownership

COO

abbreviation for

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.

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