What is the difference between yoohoo and cooee?

yoohoo | cooee | Synonyms |

Yoohoo is a synonym of cooee.


As interjections the difference between yoohoo and cooee

is that yoohoo is used to get attention while cooee is (informal|chiefly|australia).

As verbs the difference between yoohoo and cooee

is that yoohoo is to give a cry of "yoohoo" while cooee is (intransitive|australia|informal) to make such a call.

As a noun cooee is

(australia|informal|onomatopoeia) a long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the australian bush.

yoohoo

English

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • Used to get attention.
  • Yoohoo! I think you dropped this.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give a cry of "yoohoo".
  • See also

    * hey *ahoy * yahoo

    cooee

    English

    Alternative forms

    * cooey * coo-ee

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, informal, onomatopoeia) A long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the Australian bush.
  • * 2002 , Andrew Parkin, A Thing Apart , page 195,
  • I call out, “Coo-ee” with long Coo and short ee like whip-bird call. Everybody in my mob know my cooee'. Any one of my mob hear that, they give me ' cooee back.
    I listen.
    No cooee come back.
  • * 2006 , Saskia Beudel, Walking: West MacDonnell Ranges 2002'', in Drusilla Modjeska, ''The Best Australian Essays 2006 , page 309,
  • Just as I was preparing to write in my exercise book, I heard a cooee'. ' Cooees were not part of the code.
  • A short distance; hailing distance.
  • * 1996 , , Parliamentary Debates Australia , Volume 207, page 1469,
  • That is not within cooee of 10 per cent; it is much closer to six per cent.
  • * 1999 , Tony Shillitoe, Joy Ride , page 136,
  • We were carless, in the dark, and no one to help within cooee .

    Verb

    (d)
  • (intransitive, Australia, informal) To make such a call.
  • * 2001 , Robert Holden, Nicholas Holden, Bunyips: Australia's Folklore of Fear , page 65,
  • ‘Look out for snakes,’ said Long Charlie, flourishing his lantern. ‘And don?t all of us be coo-eeing all the time, or when the little chap sings out we shan't be able to hear him.’
  • * 2003 , Les Hughes, A Young Australian Pioneer: Henry Mundy , page 225,
  • Slipping out of the tail of the dray, I cooeed as loud as I could which was answered.
  • * 2006 , Saskia Beudel, Walking: West MacDonnell Ranges 2002'', in Drusilla Modjeska, ''The Best Australian Essays 2006 , page 310,
  • I cooeed' back. Another cooee came in what seemed to be a reply. I ' cooeed again.

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (informal, chiefly, Australia, UK)
  • Cooee! I'm over here!
  • * 1894 , Temple Bar , Volume 183, page 587,
  • Then, raising her hands to her lips she utters a long, loud, piercing " Cooee ! "
    " Coo — ee ! " comes back over the black waters.
  • * 2001 , June E. Barker, First Platypus, Gaygar—The Little Mother Duck'', in Helen F. McKay (editor), Pauline E. McLeod, Francis Firebrace Jones, June E. Barker, ''Gadi Mirrabooka: Australian Aboriginal Tales from the Dreaming , page 58,
  • Gaygar could hear her people cooee out to her, "COOEE', GAYGAR! ' COOEE , GAYGAR!" they would cry.

    Synonyms

    * ahoy! (nautical) * hey! * oi! (impolite) * yoohoo!

    References