verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of woo
Examples from the Web for woos
He woos Alexandra, but he is rebuffed by her two older brothers, who distrust any man who has seen the world beyond Nebraska.
He woos her with tales of his fraught relationship with Queen Isabella of Spain and his love of the open ocean.
Gerda is supposed to represent the frozen earth, which Summer seeing from far off loves and woos to his embrace.The Heroes of Asgard|Annie Keary
No man of my years woos a woman, unless his heart's strong impulse urges him on.Joshua, Complete|Georg Ebers
And this monkey-skin he takes off when he wishes to appear in true princely form, as when he woos and wins the Princess Jahúran.Indian Fairy Tales|Anonymous
My present one, for instance, loves two ladies, And woos them both.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat
That assurance on the lips of him she woos generally suffices to chill the most ardent Gy.The Coming Race|Edward Bulwer Lytton
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.