Cojones IPA: [ko'xones] is a vulgar Spanish word for testicles, corresponding to "balls" or "bollocks". The testicle (from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis, meaning "witness" virility plural testes) is the male "Bollocks" is a word of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning " Testicles quot
The word has entered popular use in the United States as a slang term meaning to have a brave attitude. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Slang is the use of highly informal Words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's Dialect or Language. It is used in a way similar to chutzpah or sisu. Chutzpah ( is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad The word derives from the Hebrew word ḥuṣpâ (he חֻצְפָּה meaning "insolence" Sisu is a Finnish term that could be roughly translated into English as strength of will determination perseverance and acting rationally in the face Anglicized/Americanized pronunciations include IPA: /kəˈhoʊneɪz/ or the less accurate /kəˈhuːnəz/. A very frequent misspelling (sometimes done deliberately as a euphemism) is cajones, which actually means "drawers" (the piece of furniture) or "wooden box drums" (see cajón) in Spanish. A euphemism is a substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener or in the case of doublespeak A cajón (ka'xɔn (plural Cajones not cajons (Spanish for 'crate' 'drawer' or 'box' is a kind of box Drum played by slapping the front face (generally thin plywood with
The word was famously used in 1996 by Madeleine Albright, then serving as the USA's ambassador to the United Nations, in the aftermath of the downing of an Hermanos al Rescate light civilian aircraft by Cuban airforce MiG 29s on 24 February 1996. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (full title Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status Brothers to the Rescue ( Hermanos al Rescate) is a Miami -based Activist organization headed by José Basulto. The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Following the release of a transcript of radio traffic between the fighter pilots in which one exclaimed, ¡Le partimos los cojones! ("We busted his balls!"), Albright offered the following comment: "Frankly, this is not cojones. This is cowardice. " Albright later described the vulgarism as "the only Spanish word I know". 
In April 2004 when Bob Woodward reported in his book Plan of Attack—an account of the build-up to the 2003 Iraq War—that U. Robert "Bob" Upshur Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. For the thriller novel written by Dale Brown see Plan of Attack (novel. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia S. President George W. Bush had remarked to Alastair Campbell, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman, that "Your man has got cojones". George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. This is about the political associate of Tony Blair for others see Alistair Campbell (disambiguation. Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to  Bush was referring to Blair's continuing support for the invasion of Iraq despite mounting opposition from his domestic political party and Britons at large. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. The meeting at Camp David in September 2002 at which Blair made his commitment on invasion to Bush, and Bush made his comment to Campbell, was later repeatedly referred to by Bush as "the cojones meeting". The Naval Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as Camp David, is the rustic 125-acre (0 The word is also used frequently by TV pundit Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report. A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style
Political operative and commentator James Carville stated that if Senator Hillary Clinton were to give Senator Barack Obama one of her cojones, then both of 2008 Democratic presidential candidates would have two cojones, implying that Hillary Clinton has greater stamina and that Barack Obama only has one testicle. 
Cojón IPA: [ko'xon] (plural: cojones) along with huevos (literally "eggs") is one of the most common ways of referring to the testicles in Spanish. It contains the augmentative suffix -ón (which implies largeness), and derives from Vulgar Latin coleonem, the accusative form of coleo "testicle", an augmentative form of cōleus (variants: cūleus and culleus), which meant "bag", particularly "leather bag for holding liquids". Vulgar Latin (in Latin sermo vulgaris, "folk speech" is a Blanket term covering the popular Dialects and Sociolects of the Latin The accusative case ( abbreviated ACC) of a Noun is the Grammatical case used to mark the Direct object of a Transitive
The le → j or li → j pronunciation shift is a common one, as shown by other Latin and Spanish examples such as folia → hoja, meaning "leaf", which is a cognate with the English word "foliage". Cognates in Linguistics are words that have a common origin They may occur within a language such as shirt and skirt as two English words descended from
It can be used as in English to imply virility or courage: tener cojones = "to have balls".
The same word exists in Catalan as colló, very commonly used in the plural (collons) as an exclamation. Catalan ˈkætəˌlæn ( català kətəˈla or) is a Romance language, the national and official language of Andorra, and a co-official Other cognates include the French couilles, Italian coglioni, Portuguese colhões, Romanian coaie. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. Romanian or Daco-Romanian ( dated: Rumanian or Roumanian; self designation limba română, ˈlimba roˈmɨnə is a Romance In Galician, the word for "cojones" is "collóns", similar to Catalan.