Definition of cooee exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkuːiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkuːiː//
(old-fashioned, British English, informal)
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  • used as a way of attracting somebody’s attention
  • Word Originlate 18th cent.: imitative of a signal used by Australian Aboriginals and copied by settlers.Idioms (Australian English, New Zealand English) not far (from) There's loads of cheap accommodation within cooee of the airport.