See also: Woo

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: wo͞o, IPA(key): /wuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wowen, woȝen, from Old English wōgian (to woo, court, marry), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Scots wow (to woo). Perhaps related to Old English wōg, wōh (bending, crookedness), in the specific sense of "bend or incline (some)one toward oneself". If so, then derived from Proto-Germanic *wanhō (a bend, angle), from Proto-Indo-European *wonk- (crooked, bent), from Proto-Indo-European *wā- (to bend, twist, turn); related to Old Norse (corner, angle).

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VerbEdit

woo (third-person singular simple present woos, present participle wooing, simple past and past participle wooed)

  1. (transitive) To endeavor to gain someone's support.
  2. (transitive) (often of a man) To try to persuade (someone) to be in an amorous relationship with
  3. (transitive) To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
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Etymology 2Edit

InterjectionEdit

woo

  1. (slang) Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo.
    "I got you a new cell phone." "Woo, that's great!"

Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

woo (comparative more woo, superlative most woo)

  1. Alternative form of woo woo

NounEdit

woo

  1. Alternative form of woo woo
    • 2020 February 13, LinuxGal, “Atheists claim a 'thing' happened.”, in alt.atheism, Usenet[1], message-ID <alpine.DEB.2.21.2002150505580.3311@teresita-Latitude-D630>:
      Physics hasn't been "looking" at it, certain men who embrace the Copenhagen Interpretation rather than Many Worlds or the Pilot Wave angles are resorting to woo.

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AfarEdit

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DeterminerEdit

wóo

  1. that, those (masculine)

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ReferencesEdit

Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)


Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English , , from Proto-Germanic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

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NounEdit

woo (plural woos)

  1. woe, torment, anguish

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: woe
  • Scots: wa, wae