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verb (used without object), mooed, moo·ing.
  1. to utter the characteristic deep sound of a cow; low.
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noun, plural moos.
  1. a mooing sound.
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Origin of moo

First recorded in 1540–50; imitative
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  1. (intr) (of a cow, bull, etc) to make a characteristic deep long sound; low
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  1. an instance or imitation of this sound
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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.

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