koko

[koh-koh]

Origin of koko

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of kokko, of uncertain origin

Koko

[koh-koh]
noun
  1. born 1971, female gorilla, born in California: trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language.
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Examples from the Web for koko

Contemporary Examples of koko

  • People will love the ‘chili water,’ which adds a nice spice to give our Koko Koa a good ‘punch.’

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    Lights, Camera, Cocktails

    Brody Brown

    August 19, 2011

  • KoKo” Hassan has earned his title—uncle—because of his age and seniority.

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    Why I Love Afghanistan

    Ching Eikenberry

    July 3, 2010

  • Koko Hassan said that “Senator” Obama had stayed in this residence when he visited Afghanistan in July 2008.

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    Why I Love Afghanistan

    Ching Eikenberry

    July 3, 2010

  • The next morning he asked for orange juice and coffee, and tipped Koko Hassan $50 when he delivered them to his room.

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    Why I Love Afghanistan

    Ching Eikenberry

    July 3, 2010

  • As I was taking the book out of the box, Koko Hassan walked by.

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    Why I Love Afghanistan

    Ching Eikenberry

    July 3, 2010

Historical Examples of koko

  • The best of her memories was her love for the little cadet Koko.

  • That can surrounded the finest brand of Koko Korn syrup, extra rich.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • While I was with him, a few weeks ago, he killed two koko bucks.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • But afterwards, when she saw her father and especially little Koko (Nicholas), her resolve weakened.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Passing through Bunde Valley to-day, I saw a herd of nine or ten koko—a huge deer as big as a donkey, with longer legs.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd