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A FANDOM User
• 7/9/2015

Belter Creole: Meaning of 'coyo'?

Hello,

Apologies, I don't actually have the spelling of the word I'm after (I've listened to the entire series as an audio book). And I apologize if this turns out to be an offensive word.

I am just wondering what the possible or known meaning of 'coyo' is. Or what sounds like 'coyo'. It's often tacked on at at the end of a sentence much like they do with 'sasa' but it's usually referring to someone. Much like "dude" or "hombre".

I kind of gather that it means something bad like f**ker or something to that extent but can't tell. Any help is appreciated! Strangely curious. I love the belter slang. 

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• 7/15/2015

I think it just means "guy" or "person." Abbadon's Gate: “Some coyos meeting down portside."

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A FANDOM User
• 7/16/2015

Thanks you two!

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A FANDOM User
• 5/3/2016

Yeah, just means a guy, but I was wondering if it was short for coyote. Like some people call each other "dog".

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A FANDOM User
• 11/8/2016

It definately means coyote and in Native American tales especially the coyote is a selfish trickster, not quite as sly as the wolf who is usually a moral guide for family behavior. Coyo is always getting in trouble and used to teach how to have correct actions for the good of the group instead of greedy motives. "Yippie yi yo coyo" is their cry to get something done and signals activity, comings and goings "such as heads up" today or "get to it". Not always sure how things will turn out but you are called to action so you go to it.

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A FANDOM User
• 11/8/2016
ps. Unfortunately it's meaning for a man is derogatory and a message for them to clean up their act.
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A FANDOM User
• 6/23/2017
It's a type of Central American Avocado
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A FANDOM User
• 6/23/2017

I would say it is not derogatory. My feeling it was used by Belter to describe younger belter who is coming of age or Belters who are more agressive in manner. and dont forget the female version of coyo - Coyola

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A FANDOM User
• 6/25/2017

In "Babylon's Ashes", they use Coya for female.

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A FANDOM User
• 12/7/2017

I think it's a corruption of the Spanish word "conyo" which means basically "dude" (informal) and they have also turned it into a gender-neutral expression

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A FANDOM User
• 3/8/2018
If you mean Cono in Spanish is not dude it is extremely derogatory word
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