from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A raccoon.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Black person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A raccoon.
- n. A black person.
- n. A person who is a member of a colourfully dressed dancing troupe in Cape Town during New Year celebrations.
- n. A coonass.
- v. To hunt racoons.
- v. To crawl while straddling, especially in crossing a creek.
- v. To fish by noodling, by feeling for large fish in underwater holes.
- v. For an African American, to play the dated stereotype of a black fool for an audience, particularly including Caucasians.
- v. To steal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A raccoon. See raccoon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To creep, as a coon along a branch of a tree; creep, clinging close.
- n. The racoon, Procyon lotor: a popular abbreviation.
- n. [capitalized] In United States history, a nickname for a member of the Whig party in the earlier part of its history.
- n. A sly, knowing person: often strengthened by prefixing old. [Colloq., U. S.]
- n. A negro.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
- n. an eccentric or undignified rustic
- n. North American raccoon
Eric Lott and other scholars have argued that expressions of antiblack racism by Irish Americans—such as the lynchings of blacks during the New York City draft riots of 1863, or their invention of the word coon, or the deliberate attempts by some to belittle blacks in minstrel performances—were efforts to hide “their resemblance, in both class and ethnic terms, to ‘blackness.’”
"That's what I called the coon's dodge of 'barking a tree,'" said Cyrus.
I have a problem with a racoon in my barn, so I set up a live trap but the coon is to big for the trap so when it is set off th | Field & Stream
I have a problem with a racoon in my barn, so I set up a live trap but the coon is to big for the trap so when it is set off the door just sits on his but so he can back out of it.
I guy mentioned them being as big as a main coon housecat, I dont know what this is but the biggest bobcat I ever caught weighed 42 pounds.
Starting out with a rolling cage with a live coon is best.
One of them shouted out, 'What do you call a coon in a suit?
M. Stone & T. Parker used the word coon to provoke, obviously.
And again, the use of the word coon was * meant* to provoke a reaction, its what south park does.
The pejorative coon would refer to the slum where the community's blacks lived.