Coo"ey, Coo"ee (?), n. [Of imitative origin.]

A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal. [Written also cooie.]


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Coo"ey, Coo"ee (?) , n. [Of imitative origin.]

A peculiar cry uttered by the Australian aborigines as a call to attract attention, and also in common use among the Australian colonists. In the actual call the first syllable is much prolonged (kOO"-) and the second ends in a shrill, staccato E. To represent the sound itself the spelling cooee is generally used.

Within cooey, within earshot.


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Coo"ey, Coo"ee , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cooeyed or Cooeed (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Cooeying or Cooeeing.]

To call out cooee. [Australia]

I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach.
E. Giles.


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