Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The agile, or silvery, gibbon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The agile, or silvery, gibbon; -- called also camper. See gibbon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as wow-wow.

Etymologies

Imitative of its cry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "_Wooooo, _" she went on, and Conqueror Worm sat up in her lap and pointed his snout at the ceiling and began to talk along with her in that way that dogs will, sort of _Wou-wou, wou-wou wou, _and beside me Hearst was shaking with silent laughter.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Both watch-guns had been fired by the troupe of tiny wou-wou monkeys!

    The Wings of the Morning

  • Thus far, the regular denizens of Rainbow Island had dwelt together in peace and mutual goodwill, but each diminutive wou-wou must be taught not to pull any strings he found tied promiscuously to trees or stakes.

    The Wings of the Morning

  • "The wou-wou monkey cries in that peculiar warble.

    The Wings of the Morning

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