noun, plural cuck·oos.
verb (used without object), cuck·ooed, cuck·oo·ing.
verb (used with object), cuck·ooed, cuck·oo·ing.
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Origin of cuckoo
Words nearby cuckoo
Example sentences 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.