noun, plural cuck·oos.
verb (used without object), cuck·ooed, cuck·oo·ing.
verb (used with object), cuck·ooed, cuck·oo·ing.
Origin of cuckoo
Examples from the Web for cuckoo
We understand—who would want to give up the angelic Keita, even if it means raising a cuckoo?
She Said: Jace, their daughter was on the verge of another home invasion at the hands of Cuckoo Disfigured Larry.
Only the cuckoo of our common birds builds so flimsy a nest as the dove's adored darling.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
Inside the copse the doves were cooing, squirrels leaping, the cuckoo crying, as the mite went along.Golden Moments|Anonymous
Before she had waited for green leaves and anemones, and the song of the thrush and the cuckoo.From a Swedish Homestead|Selma Lagerlf
The nightingale comes about the same time, and the cuckoo follows close.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
But the cuckoo is much paler on the back, and the bars of the breast are finer.Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft
British Dictionary definitions for cuckoo
noun plural -oos
verb -oos, -ooing or -ooed
Word Origin for cuckoo
Idioms and Phrases with cuckoo
see cloud-cuckoo land.