Cooee meaning

(Australia, informal, onomatopoeia) A long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the Australian bush.
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(Australia, informal, with "within", also figuratively) A short distance; hailing distance.
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(intransitive, Australia, informal) To make such a call.
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(informal, chiefly Australia, UK) Used to attract someone's attention.

Cooee! I'm over here!

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Origin of cooee

  • From Dharug guuu-wi adopted into English by white settlers in Australia from 1790.
    From Wiktionary