oft. derog. a black person, a negro
derived from the apparent sound of pigeons ("look at the coons, look at the coons...")
A black woman and her son board a plane which is full of 'KKK' members. The pilot, being a 'Klansman' himself, realises this and, after the flight has taken off, he says over the P.A.,"to avoid an emergency, we must shed some weight. Unfortunately, someone will have to jump from the plane. To save any problems, we'll go in alphabetical order. A is for 'African Americans.'"
The woman and her child don't move.
"B is for 'Blacks.'"
They still don't move.
"C is for 'coons.'"
They still don't get up.
The little boy turns to his mother and says, "Mum, why didn't we get up, all of those names describe us."
His mother replied, "it's okay, son, 'K' comes before 'N'. We're 'Niggers' today."
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.
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*
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:
-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
-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!
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?
a coon is a black man, same as a wod, nigger
you should see the coons that work at my place
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.
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.