Gooed vs Cooed - What's the difference?

gooed | cooed |


As verbs the difference between gooed and cooed

is that gooed is (goo) while cooed is (coo).

gooed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (goo)

  • goo

    English

    Etymology 1

    American English, known since 1903, probably from (1787), possibly an alteration of glue.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
  • ''I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
  • Excessive, showy sentimentality
  • ''When dad couldn't stand the goo anymore, he stopped Tommy's tearful goodbye from the Swedish au-pair Matts, firmly smacking the boys' pants and grumbling "Now stop the goo or I'll give each of you a reason to cry!"
    Derived terms
    * from goo to you by way of the zoo * gooey * gooeyness
    Synonyms
    * gloop * glop * gook * goop * gunge * gunk * gum * muck * ooze * paste * slop * sludge

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply goo to something.
  • ''They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.

    Etymology 2

    (onomatopoeia)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An example of baby talk.
  • ''The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To produce baby talk.
  • ''The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.

    See also

    * gaga, ga-ga * goo-goo

    References

    * * ----

    cooed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (coo)

  • coo

    English

    Etymology 1

    Of onomatopoetic/imitative origin.

    Noun

    (-)
  • The murmuring sound made by a dove or pigeon.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To make a soft murmuring sound, as a pigeon.
  • * 26 June 2014 , A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together [http://www.avclub.com/review/paul-rudd-and-amy-poehler-spoof-rom-com-cliches-th-206220]
  • As Norah Jones coos sweet nothings on the soundtrack, the happy couple—played by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler—canoodle through a Manhattan montage, making pasta for two, swimming through a pile of autumn leaves, and horsing around at a fruit stand.
  • To speak in an admiring fashion, to be enthusiastic about.
  • * 2013 , Nicola Cornick, One Night with the Laird (page 206)
  • They were too busy cooing over the baby and his parents were too busy cooing over each other.
    Derived terms
    * cooer * cooingly

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of cool. Compare foo.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang) cool
  • Etymology 3

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Expression of fright, surprise, approval, etc.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VII , passage=I stood outside the door for a space, letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would”, as Jeeves tells me cats do in adages, then turned the handle softly, pushed – also softly – and, carrying on into the interior, found myself confronted by a girl in housemaid's costume who put a hand to her throat like somebody in a play and leaped several inches in the direction of the ceiling. “Coo'!” she said, having returned to terra firma and taken aboard a spot of breath. “You gave me a start, sir!” [...] “If you cast an eye on him, you will see that he's asleep now.” “' Coo ! So he is.”}}
  • * 1988 , Sean Kelly, Professional BMX Simulator'' (video game review in ''Your Sinclair , issue 35, November 1988)
  • The last track on each of the three sections is a professional course, where you can customise your bike by changing the tyres and the size of chainwheel. Coo !
  • * 1989 , Competitions'' (in ''Sinclair User , issue 92, November 1989)
  • We want you to come up with a side splitting caption for a picture drawn by the fair hand of those at System 3. If you turn out to be the Funniest "Person", we'll give you a big wopping model of a dinosaur. Coo .
  • * 1990 , Crash readers' awards ceremony'' (in ''Crash , issue 75, April 1990)
  • Mark: 'Coo', I've only had four gallons of extra caffeine coffee today so I'm not my usual talking-to-PR-girlies-for-hours-on-end self. But bear with me a mo while I get myself together (audience waits for an age while he searches through his coat for the golden envelope). Here it is! ' Coo , and the winner is The New Zealand Story.'