cullion

[ kuhl-yuh n ]
/ ˈkʌl yən /

noun Archaic.

a base or vile fellow.

Nearby words

  1. cullen's sign,
  2. cullen, countee,
  3. cullender,
  4. culler,
  5. cullet,
  6. cullis,
  7. cullman,
  8. culloden,
  9. culloden moor,
  10. cully

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

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