- When you try to make a woman fall in love with you, this is an example of a time when you woo her.
- When you try to get an important client to sign with you, this is an example of a time when you woo the client.
- to try to get the love of; seek as a spouse; court
- to try to get; seek: to woo fame
- to entreat solicitously; coax; urge
Origin of wooMiddle English wowen from Old English wogian
- to try to get the love of a given person; court
- to make entreaty
verbwooed, woo·ing, woos
- To seek the affection of (someone, especially a woman) with the intent to marry or begin a romantic relationship.
- To gain the favor of (someone) or move (someone) to do something by entreaties or inducements: an ad campaign that wooed customers away from their usual brand.
Origin of wooMiddle English wowen from Old English wōgian
- A Chinese surname
From irregular romanization of various Mandarin Chinese surnames including 吳 (Wú, “Wu, a former Chinese kingdom near Suzhou”), 伍 (Wǔ, “five”), 武 (Wǔ, “war, warrior, war-like”), and 巫 (wū, “wu, a Chinese shaman”)