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cuckoo-rookoo

/kùwku rukúw/ [Atlantic; cf. kukukuku in Gul. (Parsons 1923:78), US Black (Fauset 1927:239); cf. Scots cocka-roora-koo CSD, Sp. quiquiriqui, idem (Oyedeji pc.) and Ibo kokorokoko idem (Okolo p.c.)] intj. imitative of the crowing of a rooster: 1918 Coo-ke-roo-koo (Parsons 50). Also cuckoo­rookroo, coco-row crow (Inagua). (Black)

Tags: interjection, onomatopoeia

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Last update: 2011-02-05 18:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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