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Definition of "woo" []

  • To seek the affection of with intent to romance. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek to achieve; try to gain. (verb-transitive)
  • To tempt or invite. (verb-transitive)
  • To entreat, solicit, or importune. (verb-transitive)
  • To court a woman. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "woo" in a sentence
  • "For those who aren\'t familiar with the term, \ "woo woo\" is a derogatory reference to almost any form of unconventional thinking, aimed by professional skeptics who are self-appointed vigilantes dedicated to the suppression of curiosity."
  • "Taylor Swift's ridiculously entertaining new album, "Speak Now," is a lengthy, captivating exercise in woo-pitching, flame tending and score-settling -- with a heavy emphasis on the latter."
  • "Or would that depend on why the president thought he needed to dothat? woo is busy filming a shootout in a church."