One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Especially in Latin America: a hairless or almost hairless animal.
2Especially in Latin America: a person with a bald or shaved head.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From Spanish pelón bald or hairless animal, person with a bald or shaved head, uses as noun of pelón (adjective).
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.