What is Cougan?

Cougan definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object)
to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise, often involuntarily.
(of an internal-combustion engine) to make a similar noise as a result of the failure of one or more cylinders to fire in sequence.
to make a similar sound, as a machine gun firing in spurts.

verb (used with object)
to expel by coughing (usually followed by up or out): to cough up phlegm.

the act or sound of coughing.
an illness characterized by frequent coughing.

a sound similar to a cough, a machine gun, or an engine firing improperly.

Verb Phrases
cough up, Slang. to relinquish, especially reluctantly; contribute; give. to blurt out; state, as by way of making a confession: After several hours of vigorous questioning by the police, he finally coughed up the information.