from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the Australian bush.
  • n. A short distance; hailing distance.
  • v. To make such a call.
  • interj. Used to attract someone's attention.


From Dharug guuu-wi adopted into English by white settlers in Australia from 1790. (Wiktionary)



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  • I forgot all about cooee. Oh, I'm going to use this a lot. :)

    April 10, 2008

  • Being "within cooee" of something – being within calling distance, close.

    April 10, 2008