plural noun
co·​jo·​nes | \ kə-ˈhō-ˌnās How to pronounce cojones (audio) \

Definition of cojones

1 slang : nerve sense 3
2 slang : testes

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Recent Examples on the Web The accents are all over the place, and though Janiak claims The New World as her main influence here (the cojones!), The Witch could make a convincing case in court on swag-jacking charges, but that’s almost beside the point. Charles Bramesco, Vulture, 16 July 2021 Arsenal came into this one off the back off their worst performance of the month (see below) and could've easily put in another cojones-less display in a hostile atmosphere against Frankfurt., 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cojones

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cojones

Spanish, literally, testicles

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“Cojones.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of cojones

: boldness or courage needed to do something
: a man's testicles

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