Each week we bring you a new, unique Aussie word.


cooee

the great Australian bush contact cry. Adopted by the first European colonists from the language of the Aboriginal people around Sydney. To not answer the call of cooooo-eeee is un-Australian. That's of course if you are within cooee. Metaphorically, if you are close to achieving a goal you are within cooee, and on the other hand, if you are far from an achievement, you are not within cooee.