Definition of woo
- woo new customers
The store had a sale in an effort to woo new customers.
The company must find creative ways to woo new employees.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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.
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