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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

coup*ku(n.)(pl.)coups

  1. a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move.

  2. (among the Plains Indians of North America) a daring deed performed in battle by a warrior, as touching an enemy without sustaining injury oneself.

    Category: Anthropology

  3. Category: Government

    Ref: coup d'état.

* (kooz; Fr. koo)..

Origin of coup:

1640–50; < F: lit., blow, stroke, OF colp < LL colpus, L colaphus < Gk kólaphos

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover(noun)

    a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

  2. coup(noun)

    a brilliant and notable success

Wiktionary

  1. coup(Noun)

    A quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph.

  2. coup(Noun)

    A coup d'u00E9tat.

  3. coup(Noun)

    By extension, a takeover of one group by another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coup(noun)

    a sudden stroke; an unexpected device or stratagem; -- a term used in various ways to convey the idea of promptness and force

Freebase

  1. Coup

    Coup is the debut album by The New Regime, which is a solo project by Ilan Rubin, the previous drummer of Welsh band Lostprophets and current drummer of Angels and Airwaves. Ilan recorded all 10 tracks himself on all instruments, including vocals. In addition to the songs found over the last few months on his Myspace page, he recorded two additional songs for this album. It was released on November 18, 2008 as a digital download on digital music stores such as iTunes, Amazon and eMusic. It was also released as a free download on the official Nine Inch Nails web site. A follow-up to Coup was released three years later in April 2011 and is called Speak Through The White Noise.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coup' in Nouns Frequency: #2030


Translations for coup

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

coup(noun)

a sudden successful action

He achieved a real coup by completing this deal.

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