[ pee-lohn ]
/ piˈloʊn /

noun Southwestern U.S. (chiefly Texas ).

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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Examples from the Web for pilon

  • A shove sent the boat adrift, and the oarsman plied it rapidly toward the Pilon.

    Dumas' Paris|Francis Miltoun
  • Pilon is the psychologist who has the most forcibly demonstrated that resemblance acts before being perceived.

  • An urchin who was looking on offered to go and find Pre Pilon.

Word Origin and History for pilon



1892, from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish pilón "sugar loaf."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper