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Definition of the noun coon

What does coon mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: coons

  1. an eccentric or undignified rustic
    • example: I'll be a gone coon when the battle starts
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: rustic = an unsophisticated country person
  2. North American raccoon

Alternative definition of the noun coon


  1. [informal, chiefly Southern US] A raccoon.
  2. [context: racial slur] A black person.
  3. [informal, South Africa] A person who is a member of a colourfully dressed dancing troupe in Cape Town during New Year celebrations.
  4. A coonass.

Definition of the verb coon

What does coon mean as a doing word?


  1. [context: Southern US, colloquial] To hunt racoons.
  2. [context: Southern US, colloquial] To crawl while straddling, especially in crossing a creek.
  3. [context: Georgia, colloquial] To fish by noodling, by feeling for large fish in underwater holes.
  4. [African American Vernacular English] For an African American, to play the dated stereotype of a black fool for an audience, particularly including Caucasians.
  5. [context: Southern US, colloquial, dated] To steal.


Coon is a town in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 683 at the 2000 census.


  1. Coon a.k.a. Coön: In Greek mythology, Coön, also known as Cynon, was the eldest son of Antenor who, like most of his brothers, fought and fell in the Trojan War. In the Iliad, he confronted Agamemnon over the body of his brother Iphidamas and wounded the opponent in the arm, but Agamemnon struck back and chopped Coon's head off. The fight between Agamemnon and Coon was depicted on the chest of Cypselus according to Pausanias.
  2. Coon is a website.

Phrases with Coon

Phrases starting with the word Coon:

  1. Coon It
  2. coon cat
  3. coon bear
  4. Coon's Age
  5. Coon's Tail
  6. Coon's-Tail

Phrases ending with the word Coon:

  1. Dune Coon
  2. Maine Coon
  3. Losaria Coon
  4. Parides Coon
  5. Dasypogon Coon
  6. Species Losaria Coon
  7. Species Dasypogon Coon

Other phrases containing the word Coon:

  1. Papilio Coon Insperatus
  2. Papilio Coon Palembanganus
  3. Subspecies Papilio Coon Palembanganus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coon

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Google previewThe Mau cat children - story of the breed cat (2011)

by Didier Hallépée

Whatever its origin may be, the Main Coon is a remarkable adaptation of a race of cats with semi-long hair to the specific conditions of the Maine forests, an adaptation which caused the changes necessary for them to take better advantage of ...

Google previewSmall Animal Care and Management (2015)

by Dean M. Warren

The Maine Coon is considered lovable and friendly and enjoys the companionship of another pet or person. The breed has a tiny voice with squeaks and chirps. See Figure 8–34. The Maine Coon is a large cat, often reaching 12 to 18 pounds.

Google previewMaine Coon Cats (1996)

by Stuart A. Kallen

The Maine coon is an affectionate cat Most cats share the same features. Cats are meat eaters.

Google previewAnime and Manga Recognized Articles

Coon is an easily angered Maine Coon who specializes in swimming.2568 Minky is a Tonkinese who befriends ...

Google previewBaseball and the American Legal Mind (1995)

by Spencer Weber Waller, Neil B. Cohen, Paul Finkelman

Guldman argues that u is: Basehall is a trae American spon, just as the Supreme Coon is an essemial American institotion, and the reach of hasehall in American life is eatensive. Not all justices wariam an emry in the quiz. "Just like hasehall ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

on the railways, to travel over the tops of goods wagons while a train ismoving US,1975 coon-assnoun a resident of Louisiana; a Cajun. Often, not always, considered a slur.US, 1943 coon bottom noun a poor part of town, especially one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

COON. SONGS. It is by this unfortunate designation that the record companies of the first generation referred to comic songs in African-American dialect. Many of the singers were in fact white men and women; the popularity of such material ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

Coon has had an unpredictable semantic history, largely but not exclusively confined to the United States. Supposedly derived from raccoon, the abbreviated form was current from at least 1742. Originally a term for a white rustic, from the ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

sand member in southern Tennessee: "Ferruginous clay horizon" immediately below the NcNairy and a "Coon Creek horizon" immediately above the Selma chalk. Wade (1926 U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 137) lumped these two horizons ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

Coon songs are normally in 2/4 time, consisting of a fourbar intro and two-bar vamp followed ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1O1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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