Disappointment in love, a rupture (Gypsy) ; the cuckoo, according to Dr. Johnson, is the symbol of faithlessness. Related DreamsCuckoo To dream of a cuckoo, prognosticates a sudden ending of a happy life caused by the downfall of a dear friend.To dream that you hear a cuckoo, denotes the painful illness of the death of some absent loved one, or accident to some one in your family.Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is rather ambivalent.It can represent deviousness or unrequited love, yet as the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.Cuckoo See birdsCuckoo Clock The cuckoo bird insinuates the timing is of no common senseCuckoo 1. Someone who is a stranger is trying to sneak into your life. 2. Something undesirable has entered one’s emotional life, and is not about to go away.