1.A black person, or person of equally dark skin rivaling that of the night.
Etymology: Coon is derived from the word Raccoon. Raccoons are have black markings over there eyes resembling a bandit mask. Are well known for sneaking into town and stealing food. The shortened version is also used as a nickname for black people, because like the raccoon they love to steal.
Joe: Better lock all the doors from now on.
Joe: Those coons that moved in down the street we're eyeballing me and frank when we we're bringing in the new HDTV.
Sarah: Well we definitely don't want there ashy cotton pickers on our new TV.