Definition of woo
1 : to sue for the affection of and usually marriage with : court
2 : to solicit or entreat especially with importunity <woo new customers>
3 : to seek to gain or bring about
: to court a woman
Examples of woo in a sentence
The store had a sale in an effort to woo new customers.
The company must find creative ways to woo new employees.
Origin and Etymology of woo
Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian
First Known Use: before 12th century
WOO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of woo for English Language Learners
: to try to make (someone) love you : to try to have a romantic relationship with (someone)
: to try to attract (someone, such as a customer, voter, worker, etc.) : to attempt to persuade (someone) to buy something from you, vote for you, work for you, etc.
WOO Defined for Kids
Definition of woo for Students
1 : to try to gain the love of
2 : to try to gain <The candidates wooed votes.>
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