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 (kə-hō′nāz′, kō-hō′nĕs)
pl.n. Vulgar Slang
1. The testicles.
a. Boldness or courage.
b. Presumptuousness; nerve.

[Spanish, pl. of cojón, testicle, from Vulgar Latin *cōleō*cōleōn-, from Latin cōleī, testicles, perhaps a colloquial variant of *culleī and akin to culleus, leather sack, probably a borrowing from an unknown Indo-European language of the Mediterranean and akin to Greek koluthron, ripe fig (perhaps originally "sacklike thing"), koluthroi, testicles, and koleon, sheath; see coleopteran.]
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pl n
1. (Anatomy) testicles
2. manly courage
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Es la edicion banal, para no enviar la de lujo que cuesta un cojon.
En el apartado que da nombre a la novela, una abuela le cuenta a su nieto por que desprecio a un pretendiente angloparlante: "He was the foreman, but he disillusioned me because every day at five o'clock when the whistle sound he used to tell me, 'Nelia, cojon, no more work, enough for today, cojon!
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