Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bill and coo

Definition of bill and coo


  1. :  to kiss and talk quietly <A young couple sat together in the corner, billing and cooing.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the jaws of a bird together with their horny covering

    :  a mouthpart (as the beak of a turtle) that resembles a bird's bill

    :  the point of an anchor fluke — see anchor illustration

  1. :  to touch and rub bill to bill

    :  to caress affectionately

  1. :  a weapon in use up to the 18th century that consists of a long staff ending in a hook-shaped blade

    :  billhook

  1. :  an itemized list or a statement of particulars (as a list of materials or of members of a ship's crew)

    :  a written document or note

    :  a formal petition

  1. :  to enter in an accounting system :  prepare a bill of (charges)

    :  to submit a bill of charges to

    :  to enter (as freight) in a waybill

  1. :  to make the low soft cry of a dove or pigeon or a similar sound

    :  to talk fondly, amorously, or appreciatively

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bill and coo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!