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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.]


pl n
1. (Anatomy) testicles
2. manly courage
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He was such a bonehead that he thought Kiko Ornales was called El Cojon because he was from the city of that name, which was not the case.
It didn't matter that he was El Chueco and that his good friend Kiko Ornales, who had only one nut and was known as El Cojon, had painstakingly carved those words into the desk last quarter with the point of his compass.
Police in San Cojon, a suburb of San Diego in California, said nobody had suffered 'life-threatening' injuries in the incident, and the gunman had been quickly arrested.