cullion

noun

cul·​lion ˈkəl-yən How to pronounce cullion (audio)
archaic
: a mean or base fellow

Word History

Etymology

Middle English coillon testicle, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *coleon-, coleo, from Latin coleus scrotum

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cullion was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Cullion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cullion. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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