cojones
noun plural Etymology: Spanish, literally, testicles Date: 1932 1. slang nerve 3 2. slang testes

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  • Cojones — (Spanish pronunciation: [koˈxones]) is a vulgar Spanish word for testicles, denoting courage when used in the phrase tener cojones (equivalent to English have the balls to ). It is considered a curse word when use by itself as an expletive… …   Wikipedia

  • cojones — courage, lit. balls, 1932, from Sp. cojon (Cf. It. coglione) testicle, from L. coleus, culleus, lit. a leather sack, related to Gk. koleos sheath, scabbard (see CELL (Cf. cell)). First attested in Hemingway …   Etymology dictionary

  • cojones — [kō̂ hō̂′nes] pl.n. [Sp] Informal 1. the testicles 2. [with sing. v.] courage; guts: Sometimes considered vulgar …   English World dictionary

  • cojones — excl. exclamación de fastidio, enfado. ❙ «La puerta se cierra y cojones, digo yo que tengo un poco de razón en todo esto.» José Ángel Mañas, Mensaka. ❙ «¡Cojones con la que nos ha venido encima» DE. ❙ «Más alto, cojones..., más alto...!» Armando… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • cojones —    American    the testicles    A borrowing from the Spanish:     But Burton spoke fluent Arabic, and he would have learned Maghrebi Arabic for such a venture, and his cojones were of legendary size. (Theroux 1995, of Burton s visit to Mecca,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • cojones — {{#}}{{LM C09193}}{{〓}} {{SynC09419}} {{[}}cojones{{]}} ‹co·jo·nes› {{《}}▍ interj.{{》}} {{※}}vulg.malson.{{¤}} Expresión que se usa para indicar extrañeza, sorpresa, admiración o disgusto. {{#}}{{LM SynC09419}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • cojones — n pl a. courage, guts . A word (pronounced [co honays]) introduced to many English speakers by Ernest Hemingway, it is the Spanish slang word for balls in both the literal and metaphorical senses. b. the testicles. The word sometimes has its… …   Contemporary slang

  • cojones — n. the testicles. (Spanish. Usually objectionable.) □ He kicked that old cat right in the cojones and sent it flying …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cojones — /kaw haw nes/; Eng. /keuh hoh nays, neez/, n. Spanish (sometimes vulgar). 1. (used with a pl. v.) testicles. 2. courage. * * * …   Universalium

  • cojones — noun a) testicles b) balls, courage, machismo, chutzpah …   Wiktionary

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