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cojones

[kaw-haw-nes; English kuh-hoh-neys, -neez]
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noun Spanish: Sometimes Vulgar.
  1. (used with a plural verb) testes.
  2. courage.
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cojones

pl n
  1. testicles
  2. manly courage
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n.

"courage," literally "balls," 1932, from Spanish cojon "testicle," from Latin coleus, culleus (source of Italian coglione), literally "a leather sack," related to Greek koleos "sheath, scabbard (see cell). In English, first attested in Hemingway.

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