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  • n. drawers

Etymologies

Comes from the Spanish word cajones, but the sense as used in English is not understood by Spanish speakers unless they were raised in the United States. Often confused by non-Spanish speakers with cojones. (Wiktionary)

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  • An impolite Spanish word for testicles. In English, having cajones means having brash courgage. Similar to "balls" in the U.S.; also similar to "having chutzpah" in Yiddish.

    September 8, 2009