verb (cooees, cooeeing, cooeed)[no object] Back to top
- Make a call to attract attention: Liz had to cooee as he seemed in danger of blundering into the tableMore example sentences
- That we seldom saw a snake was probably due to the noise we made cooeeing and ululating to each other through a labyrinth of tunnels under the wiry branches.
- He hurried back, cooeeing and calling her name without getting an answer.
- I whistled and cooeed to John who was well out of sight and hearing by this stage, hoping that the wind would carry my voice.
- Australian /NZ Within reach; near: there’s loads of cheap accommodation within cooee of the airportMore example sentences
- But only on condition that we get ourselves another flag; Australian beef would surely flop if we let our present flag appear ‘anywhere within cooee of even a sliver of Australian beef jerky’.
- ‘To sustain their argument of no loss of open space the Health Department claims any land within cooee of any buildings at present is not open space,’ she said.
- Suffice it to say, if Helen or Winston didn't rate a particular candidate, that person would not get within cooee of the top 40.
late 18th century: imitative of a signal used by Australian Aborigines and copied by settlers.