cullion

noun
cul·​lion | \ ˈkəl-yən How to pronounce cullion (audio) \

Definition of cullion

archaic
: a mean or base fellow

First Known Use of cullion

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cullion

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

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“Cullion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cullion?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=cullio01. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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