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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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The man has cojones. Well, at least until such time as the Mexicans ask for them back.
It's 90 minutes, it's about who's got the biggest cojones."
During his four years with Tranmere, the 32-year-old shot-stopper has witnessed the club's remarkable turnaround from non-League football to the brink of England's third tier - a rejuvenation that has been fuelled by Rovers' show of 'big cojones', claims Davies.
The five-time European Cup winner recently escaped a ban for imitiating Diego Simeone's 'cojones' celebration after scoring against Atletico in the last-16 of the competition.
Summary: Atlanta [US], Mar 22 (ANI): Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 Euros by UEFA for his 'cojones' celebration after his hat-trick against Atletico in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo rubbed salt into the wounds of Atletico Madrid players and fans by imitating Diego Simeone's 'cojones' celebration after ruthlessly eliminating them from the Champions League.
The Gunners folded at Watford last week which led to Deeney's post-match comment that Wenger's men have "no cojones".
PETER REID reckons Arsene Wenger has got 'cojones' all right - and they are made of steel.
"I have to watch what I say, but it's about (having) a bit of cojones, is what I'll say.
"I have to watch what I say, but it's having a bit of cojones.