- a language of a group of American Indians indigenous to the coast of Oregon.
- to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
- to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
- to utter by cooing.
- a cooing sound.
Origin of coo1
- Italian name of Kos.
Examples from the Web for coos
Contemporary Examples of coos
Aside from missing a letter that CEOs have in their title, COOs lack the juice they have.Is Sheryl Sandberg Leaning Out at Facebook?
June 14, 2013
She has nicknames for all her students—she coos that they are her “ladybug” or “honey pie” or “sexy lady.”A Love Letter to ‘American Idol’ Judge Nicki Minaj
March 7, 2013
Critics have noted how Williams coos and whispers in convincing Marilyn fashion.Good Actors, Bad Movies, and the Oscars
November 29, 2011
The scene feels far more Vogue than Newsweek, with lots of “Brilliant, dah-ling” coos of approval.Wild Divorce Shakes D.C.
August 30, 2010
Historical Examples of coos
Still seated, she reaches up her arms for the child and coos over it.The Arrow-Maker
Whistles and chirps, coos and caws and croaks, would have grown familiar to him.Irish Fairy Tales
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
Just like a pair of turtle-doves, all bills and coos and smiles.
You'd know that by the soothing way it coos, and also by the colour of its breast.The Simpkins Plot
George A. Birmingham
- (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)
- the sound of cooing
- British slang an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
- cost of ownership
- chief operating officer
1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.