verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of woo
Examples from the Web for wooer
Josephine folded up her towel, crossed her hands on it, and looked her wooer squarely in the eyes.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922|Lucy Maud Montgomery
In a fragmentary version of the story Oengus is Etain's wooer, but Mider is preferred by her father, and marries her.The Religion of the Ancient Celts|J. A. MacCulloch
Perhaps you fancy there will be a wooer like Halfdan coming every day.Modern Icelandic Plays|Jhann Sigurjnsson
On a Broadway first night a wooer of fame may win it from the ticket buyers over the heads of the cognoscenti.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
People will say that it is my blame that no wooer comes to seek thee.The Scottish Fairy Book|Elizabeth W. Grierson
verb woos, wooing or wooed
Word Origin for woo
Old English wogian, of uncertain origin and with no known cognates; perhaps related to woh, wog- "bent, inclined," as with affection.
see pitch woo.