Woo Definition

wooed, wooing, woos
wooed, wooing, woos
To seek the affection of (someone, especially a woman) with the intent to marry or begin a romantic relationship.
American Heritage
To try to get the love of a given person; court.
Webster's New World
To try to get the love of; seek as a spouse; court.
Webster's New World
To try to get; seek.
To woo fame.
Webster's New World
To make entreaty.
Webster's New World

A Chinese surname.


Origin of Woo

  • From irregular romanization of various Mandarin Chinese surnames including (Wú, “Wu, a former Chinese kingdom near Suzhou”), (Wǔ, “five”), (Wǔ, “war, warrior, war-like”), and (wū, “wu, a Chinese shaman”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English wowen from Old English wōgian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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