Cohee—also spelled coohee, kohee, quohee—was a name that Irish, Scotch-Irish and German immigrants to the colonial-era Southern United States gave themselves. They settled in the Shenandoah Valley and differentiated themselves from the Anglican planters of eastern Virginia who were called Tuckahoes. The Cohees were the first Europeans to settle in what are now Amherst County and Nelson County, Virginia.
The word comes from the Scots and Ulster Scots phrase "quo he", which corresponds to "quoth he" in standard English. It has come to mean "a backwoods settler of Scots or northern Irish origin". It primarily refers to inhabitants who lived west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in what is now West Virginia. The term also applied to German, Scottish, or Irish people in Pennsylvania.
- "Cohee". Dictionary of American Regional English. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
- Seaman, Catherine H. C. (1992). Tuckahoes and Cohees: the settlers and cultures of Amherst and Nelson Counties, 1607-1807. Sweet Briar College.