EXAMPLES | a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oogamous. Origin of oo-
combining form of
ōión egg 1 noun, plural o-os. any of several species of Hawaiian honey eaters of the genus Moho, especially the extinct M. nobilis, of the island of Hawaii, that had black plumage and two tufts of yellow plumes used to make ceremonial robes for the Hawaiian kings. Origin of o-o
First recorded in
1885–90, o-o is from the Hawaiian word ʿōʿō
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Examples from the Web for oo Historical Examples of oo Oo may whack my boat all to pieces, baby—come back to Janey!
oo eyes and count," said Kathleen, junior, in a compelling voice.
The U (
oo in f ool) is an obscured or impure pronunciation of the O.
No vowels are doubled in the same syllable like ee,
oo, in English.
I must have a letter from
oo, to fill the other side of this sheet. British Dictionary definitions for oo Word Origin for oo-
ōion egg 1
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Word Origin and History for oo
word-forming element meaning "egg, eggs," from Greek
oon "egg," cognate with Latin ovum, Old Norse egg (see egg (n.)).
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