cullion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English coilon, a borrowing from Old French coillon (testicle"; also, "a vile fellow, coward, dupe), from Vulgar Latin *cōleō, cōleōnem, from Latin cōleus (a leather bag, the scrotum).

Noun[edit]

cullion (plural cullions)

  1. Testicle.
  2. A vile person.

References[edit]

  • Holinshed's Chronicles