Coon meaning

ko͝on
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(slang) A black person.
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(informal) A raccoon.
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(informal, chiefly Southern US) A raccoon.
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(Southern US, colloquial) To hunt racoons.
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(informal, South Africa) A person who is a member of a colourfully dressed dancing troupe in Cape Town during New Year celebrations.
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(Southern US, colloquial) To crawl while straddling, especially in crossing a creek.
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(offensive slang) Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
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(ethnic slur) A black person.
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(Georgia, colloquial) To fish by noodling, by feeling for large fish in underwater holes.
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(African American Vernacular) For an African American, to play the dated stereotype of a black fool for an audience, particularly including Caucasians.
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(Southern US, colloquial, dated) To steal.
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Origin of coon

  • Short for raccoon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition