cooee


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cooee

(ˈkuːiː) or

cooey

interj
a call used to attract attention, esp (originally) a long loud high-pitched call on two notes used in the Australian bush
vb, cooees, cooeeing, cooeed, cooeys, cooeying or cooeyed
(intr) to utter this call
n
informal Austral and NZ calling distance (esp in the phrase within (a) cooee (of))
[C19: from a native Australian language]

cooee


Past participle: cooeed
Gerund: cooeeing

Imperative
cooee
cooee
Present
I cooee
you cooee
he/she/it cooees
we cooee
you cooee
they cooee
Preterite
I cooeed
you cooeed
he/she/it cooeed
we cooeed
you cooeed
they cooeed
Present Continuous
I am cooeeing
you are cooeeing
he/she/it is cooeeing
we are cooeeing
you are cooeeing
they are cooeeing
Present Perfect
I have cooeed
you have cooeed
he/she/it has cooeed
we have cooeed
you have cooeed
they have cooeed
Past Continuous
I was cooeeing
you were cooeeing
he/she/it was cooeeing
we were cooeeing
you were cooeeing
they were cooeeing
Past Perfect
I had cooeed
you had cooeed
he/she/it had cooeed
we had cooeed
you had cooeed
they had cooeed
Future
I will cooee
you will cooee
he/she/it will cooee
we will cooee
you will cooee
they will cooee
Future Perfect
I will have cooeed
you will have cooeed
he/she/it will have cooeed
we will have cooeed
you will have cooeed
they will have cooeed
Future Continuous
I will be cooeeing
you will be cooeeing
he/she/it will be cooeeing
we will be cooeeing
you will be cooeeing
they will be cooeeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cooeeing
you have been cooeeing
he/she/it has been cooeeing
we have been cooeeing
you have been cooeeing
they have been cooeeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cooeeing
you will have been cooeeing
he/she/it will have been cooeeing
we will have been cooeeing
you will have been cooeeing
they will have been cooeeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cooeeing
you had been cooeeing
he/she/it had been cooeeing
we had been cooeeing
you had been cooeeing
they had been cooeeing
Conditional
I would cooee
you would cooee
he/she/it would cooee
we would cooee
you would cooee
they would cooee
Past Conditional
I would have cooeed
you would have cooeed
he/she/it would have cooeed
we would have cooeed
you would have cooeed
they would have cooeed
Translations

cooee

interjhuhu
vihuhu rufen
References in classic literature ?
When about a hundred yards from the pool I heard a cry of "Cooee!" which was a usual signal between my father and myself.
"The Coroner: I understand that the cry of 'Cooee' was a common signal between you and your father?
One was the fact that his father should, according to his account, cry 'Cooee!' before seeing him.
The 'Cooee!' was meant to attract the attention of whoever it was that he had the appointment with.
'Cooee' is a distinctly Australian cry, and one which is used between Australians.
Nikki said: "Throughout the summer, the pillar Cooee vases have been super popular and I'm sure this will continue into autumn.
DER will open two new Cooee hotels in the country next year, and increase flight capacity to Monastir, Enfidha and Djerba.
In fact, I'm thinking of getting a badge made saying 'Cooee! I'm over here'.
That year, Giacomo was unfortunate when she dropped her rig within cooee of the finish line.
She calls out 'Cooee!'--hailing Mick in pidgin Dharug and, thus, identifying with Australia for the first time.