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[kaw-haw-nes; English kuh-hoh-neys, -neez] /kɔˈhɔ nɛs; English kəˈhoʊ neɪs, -niz/
noun, Spanish: Sometimes Vulgar.
(used with a plural verb) testes.
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  • Most politicians lack the cojones to talk about controversial moral questions and how they relate to lawmaking.
  • Problem is, the cojones that got those fellas into power in the first place will never let them walk away.
  • Quick reflexes, a well-balanced inner ear, and substantial cojones were the marks of a winner.
  • It requires an eagle eye for detail, grace under pressure, and significant cojones to get the shot that tells the whole story.
  • Anyone who cannot handle a dependent client state and it's lobbyists, does not have the cojones for the problems further afield.
  • No murdering gangster could match a mogul for chromium cojones.
British Dictionary definitions for cojones


plural noun
manly courage
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Word Origin

Spanish cojon 'testicle'

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Word Origin and History for cojones

"courage," literally "balls," 1932, from Spanish cojon "testicle," from Latin coleus, culleus (source of Italian coglione), literally "a leather sack," related to Greek koleos "sheath, scabbard (see cell). In English, first attested in Hemingway.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cojones



Courage; audacity; balls: requiring cojones the size of the award-winning cabbages at the state fair/ You've got stainless steel cojones, Dave

[1932+; fr Spanish ''testicles'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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