couillon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French couillon, from Old French coillon, from Vulgar Latin *cōleōnem, accusative singular of *cōleō, from Latin cōleus; equivalent to couille +‎ -on. Compare Catalan colló, Spanish cojón, Portuguese colhão, Italian coglione.

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Noun[edit]

couillon m ‎(plural couillons, feminine couillonne)

  1. (vulgar) dickhead, bastard
    • Il t'a vraiment trompée ? J'étais sûr que c'était un couillon, ce type.
  2. (vulgar) coward
    • C'est un vrai couillon, il est pas capable d'aborder une fille.
  3. (Louisiana) joker, funny person; nut, nutter
  4. (Louisiana) fool, simpleton, nitwit

Adjective[edit]

couillon m ‎(feminine singular couillonne, masculine plural couillons, feminine plural couillonnes)

  1. (vulgar) fucking stupid
  2. (Louisiana) foolish

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Usage notes[edit]

  • As both an adjective and a noun, couillon is not as vulgar or strong in Louisiana French or even in France.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French coillon, from Vulgar Latin *cōleōnem, accusative singular of *cōleō, from Latin cōleus; equivalent to couille +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

couillon m (plural couillons)

  1. (vulgar) dickhead, bastard
    • 1552, François Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre:
      Il est (dist lors frere Ian) sourd. Il n'entend ce que tu luy diz couillon.
      He is (said their brother Jan) deaf. He can't hear what you say, dickhead.

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