[ kuhl-yuh n ]
/ ˈkʌl yən /

noun Archaic.

a base or vile fellow.


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Origin of cullion

1350–1400; Middle English culyon, coil(i)on < Anglo-French, Middle French coillon worthless fellow, literally, testicle < Vulgar Latin *cōleōnem, accusative of *cōleō, for Latin cōleī (plural) testicles, scrotum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020