n. Archaic
A contemptible fellow; a rascal.

[Middle English coilon, testicle, from Old French coillon, from Vulgar Latin *cōleō*cōleōn-; see cojones.]
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obsolete a despicable person
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(ˈkʌl yən)

n. Archaic.
a vile fellow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French coillon testicle <cōleī (pl.) testicles, scrotum]
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- A rude, mean-spirited person.
See also related terms for rude.
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