- something extra; lagniappe.
Origin of pilon
1880–85; Americanism; < Mexican Spanish pilón literally, trough, mortar, Spanish: derivative of pila basin, trough < Latin pīla mortar
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Word Origin and History for pilons
1892, from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish pilón "sugar loaf."
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