Gooed vs Wooed - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between gooed and wooed
is that gooed
) while wooed
American English, known since 1903, probably from (1787), possibly an alteration of glue.
(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.
Excessive, showy sentimentality
- ''I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
- ''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!"
* from goo to you by way of the zoo
To apply goo to something.
- ''They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.
An example of baby talk.
- ''The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.
To produce baby talk.
- ''The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.
* gaga, ga-ga
From (etyl) wowen, .
* wo, wow, wowe (obsolete)
To endeavor to gain someone's support.
(often of a man) To try to persuade someone to marry oneself; to solicit in love.
To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.
- Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes / The image he himself has wrought.
- Thee, chantress, oft the woods among / I woo , to hear thy even song.
- I woo the wind / That still delays his coming.
* woo back
(slang) Expressing joy or mirth; woohoo, yahoo.
- "I got you a new cell phone." "Woo , that's great!"