- to utter the characteristic deep sound of a cow; low.
- a mooing sound.
Origin of moo
Related Words for moogroan, wail, roar, outcry, whine, shout, whistle, cheer, chatter, clamor, grunt, shriek, scream, howl, growl, exclaim, whoop, holler, coo, bark
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Contemporary Examples of moo
The Moo Cluck Moo empire consists of two small outlets with about two-dozen employees.
In September, Moo Cluck Moo raised wages to the unthinkable level of $15 an hour.
By this time next year, Moo Cluck Moo hopes to have about a half-dozen units in the Detroit area.
Moo Cluck Moo, which has been in business for less than a year, has a single restaurant.
And while Moo Cluck Moo has only been in business since the spring, Parker believes higher wages lead to better results.
Historical Examples of moo
Of his wife, "Moo," who outlived him many years, how much one might say!A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
From the pasture the red and white cow sent after them a broken-spirited "Moo!"Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Moo (m'o)--a reptile; a dragon; a mythologic monster (p. 260).Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
As they talked they had walked on and now heard a low “Moo!”A Little Maid of Province Town
Alice Turner Curtis
The O Moo was still standing in the little stream on the sandy island.The Cruise of the O Moo
Roy J. Snell
- (intr) (of a cow, bull, etc) to make a characteristic deep long sound; low
- an instance or imitation of this sound
Word Origin and History for moo
"to make the characteristic sound of a cow," 1540s, of imitative origin. Related: Mooed; mooing. The noun is from 1789. Baby-talk moo-cow (n.) attested from 1812.