Cooer vs Coyer - What's the difference?
As a noun cooer
is one who coos.
As an adjective coyer is
One who coos.
* 1863 , Henry Gardiner Adams, Our feathered families (page 334)
- The best Pigeon House, of course, is one made expressly for the purpose — about square, with a shelving roof. Here the compartments can be made sufficiently wide and high; say a foot and a half, or even two feet each way. The latter is a comfortable chamber for the pair of cooers .
From (etyl) coi, earlier .
(dated) Bashful, shy, retiring.
(archaic) Quiet, reserved, modest.
Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish.
Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious way.
Soft, gentle, hesitating.
- Enforced hate, / Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee.
(obsolete) To caress, pet; to coax, entice.
(obsolete) To calm or soothe.
To allure; to decoy.
* Bishop Rainbow
- Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, / While I thy amiable cheeks do coy .
- A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets.
A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.