An affectionate name for a Maine Coon cat.
I adopted what I thought was a grown, neutered cat, but when I brought him to the vet for a checkup, I found out he was a 6-month-old, unneutered kitten. Needless to say, he grew to be a 20-pound monster because he was a coon and I didn't know it.
by Stop the pendulum January 03, 2006
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Insulting term for a black person
I went to the R&B disco at DeNiro's last night and I was the only white person in there. It was full of coons.
by Robbo February 26, 2005
An insulting name for a black person. Similar to 'Nigger'.
Black man: "What's up homie?"
White man: "Can't you coons talk proper English?"
Black man: *Shoots White Man*
by spartan69er September 29, 2005
A coon is a black actor or actress, who takes roles that stereotypically portrays black people. They think theyve made it but they are slaves to the same images. A.k.a sellout
It comes from the term baracoons (a cage), where they used to place Africans, who were waiting to be sent to America to be slaves. They had no idea of this, so some of them were even eager waiting in the baracoons.

Examples- Roles or advertisements were black people:
-play basketball
-rap about a product
-are obsessed with money or chicken
-have a lot of video hoes
-have names that show that they are black (kwame, darnel, any two capital letters (JT, TJ, AJ, TC, JJ), any female name ending in a "qua",

excessively use old terms we made up like
-woo wee
-bling bling
-im da man, you da man
-thats wack yo
-or anyterm that white people have begun to acknowledge, use and accept.
-(I hope you get the idea- this happens everyday)
Black guy on commercial or in movie: Woo wee! Boy do I love me some chicken, where da Koolaid at?

Person watching: What a coon!
by Jerry J. September 25, 2005
Derogatory term for black people. Similar to "nigger." Originally a shortened form of the word "raccoon," used in reference to the animal. The black eye masks and noctural habits of the animal paralleled the characteristics of typical robbers and thiefs. The stereotype was then applied to black people.
FORREST: Hi, Earl! What’s goin’ on?
EARL: Coons are tryin’ to get into school.
FORREST: Coons!? Well, raccoons try to get on our back porch, Momma just chase ’em off with a broom.
EARL: Not raccoons, you idiot, niggers. And, they want to go to school with us.
FORREST: (with much surprise) With us? They do?
by c90lap January 03, 2006
1) raccoon

2) Maine Coon cat

3) derogatory term for a black person

The use of this term as an ethnic slur derives from the
practice of using coonhounds (dogs trained to hunt
raccoons) to recapture escaped black slaves.
I sent Michael out with the hounds to bring back those two coons that disappeared last night.
by a pissed off raccoon October 18, 2006
a coon is a black man, same as a wod, nigger
you should see the coons that work at my place
by mr smith March 13, 2005
A "Coon" is an offensive word for a black person. Simaler to other words such as "nigger, spear-chucker, porch monkey, bubble-lip, blue gum, tar baby, moon cricket" and not to mention the other dozens of silly slurs.
As the old song goes....."If ya smell something funny when ya walk down the street your in 'coon' town, you look and see garbage all over the street your in 'coon' town...." and so on with it's repedative slurs.
by The_General July 11, 2006
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