• (America) IPA: /ˈkoʊ.kə.nʌt/, [ˈkʰoʊ̯.kə.nʌt]
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkəʊ.kə.nʌt/, [ˈkʰəʉ̯.kə.nʌt]


  1. A fruit of the coconut palm (not a true nut), Cocos nucifera, having a fibrous husk surrounding a large seed.
  2. A hard-shelled seed of this fruit, having white flesh and a fluid-filled central cavity.
  3. (uncountable) The edible white flesh of this fruit.
  4. The coconut palm.
  5. (pejorative, ethnic slur) A Hispanic or dark-skinned person who acts “white” (Caucasian), alluding to the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside.
  6. (South Africa, Australia, pejorative) A black person who thinks or acts "white" (European).
    • 8 June 2016, "Containment", Cleverman episode 2 (Waruu West speaking to half-brother Koen West)
      Your mum is a white whore, you coconut.
  7. (New Zealand, pejorative) A Pacific islander.
  8. (slang) A female breast.
  9. (slang) The human head (often used in cricket broadcasts when a ball hits or nearly hits a batsman on the head).
    • 2007, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #2, page 19
      [Ashley J. Williams shoots a zombified version of the Winter Soldier in the head.]
      Dazzler: Oh my God...thank you! I-i-is he--
      Ashley J. Williams: A double-barrel boomstick blast straight through the coconut? Trust me, babe--he's not comin' back from that one.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: coco
  • Russian: коко́с
  • Portuguese: coco
  • Russian: коко́с

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