Origin of woo
OTHER WORDS FROM woowooer, nounwoo·ing·ly, adverbun·wooed, adjective
How to use woo in a sentence
He wants to build a platform—that word Wall Street-wooing techies love—to accommodate all offices’ computer-based needs.Why Salesforce wants to slurp up Slack|rhhackettfortune|November 25, 2020|Fortune
The first video of a wrinkle-faced sexual encounter shows a male covering his face with a masklike flap of skin while wooing and then, at a strategic moment, dropping the mask.A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appeal|Susan Milius|November 24, 2020|Science News
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.How Democrats Can Recover|Will Marshall|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Ben, who was as cunning and seductive as Diane, really wooed Diane,” says an insider.Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: 'I Wonder Who She Blew This Time'|Lloyd Grove|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bonifacio was standing by a van with the man who had wooed her and promised her a wonderful new life in America.Somaly Mam, This Is What a Real Trafficking Victim Says|Michael Daly|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apparently Focus Features wooed the former fanfictress with script, casting, and director approval.Every Juicy Thing We Know About the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie|Amy Zimmerman|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Millennials all want to stand with Rand: the Kentucky Republican wooed the younger crowd at CPAC.CPAC Younger Voters: Rand Paul Is So Hot Right Now|Caitlin Dickson|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And what humiliation to know that in your youth you are really wooed for the sake of the race alone, no matter what the delusions.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
"I dinna ken what to say," she at last answered, distress in her voice, yet pleased to be wooed by this young man.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
It is a little unfortunate, too, that the maiden to be wooed and won should be the charming actress I have just mentioned.
Since the time that he died have I ruled the land; divers men have wooed me, but none that I would wed, & my name is Gyda.
I was riding by the ranch of Mr. Blank, who had wooed and won our cook after a courtship that was as brief as it was fervid.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
British Dictionary definitions for woo
Derived forms of woowooer, nounwooing, noun
Word Origin for woo
Other Idioms and Phrases with woo
see pitch woo.