- (Australia, informal, onomatopoeia) A long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the Australian bush.
- (Australia, informal, with "within", also figuratively) A short distance; hailing distance.
(third-person singular simple present cooees, present participle cooeeing, simple past and past participle cooeed)
- (intransitive, Australia, informal) To make such a call.
- (informal, chiefly Australia, UK) Used to attract someone's attention.
- Cooee! I'm over here!
From Dharug guuu-wi adopted into English by white settlers in Australia from 1790.