What does coup mean?

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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


  1. Coup(n.)

    A sudden stroke delivered with promptness and force; -- used also in various ways to convey the idea of an unexpected, clever, and successful tactic or stratagem.

  2. Origin: [F., fr.L. colaphus a cuff, Gr. ko`lafos.]


  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

  2. Origin: [F., fr.L. colaphus a cuff, Gr. ko`lafos.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coup

    kōō, n. a blow, stroke, a successful hit: (billiards) the act of putting a ball in a pocket without having hit another ball.—Coup d'état, a sudden or violent stroke of state policy, as that by which Louis Napoleon subverted the constitution (Dec. 2, 1851); Coup de grâce, the finishing blow by which a tortured man is put out of pain, any decisive stroke generally; Coup de main, a sudden and overpowering attack; Coup de maître, a master-stroke; Coup de théâtre, a sudden and sensational turn in a piece: Coup d'œil, a general view of a scene or subject taken in at a glance. [Fr.,—L.,—colaphos, a blow.]

  2. Coup

    kowp, v.t. to exchange or barter.—n. Coup′er, a dealer. [Scot., from Ice., kaupa, to buy.]

  3. Coup

    kowp, v.t. to overturn. [Scot.; perh. originally the same word as Cope.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coup in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir V Pritchett:

    There is nothing like a coup de foudre and absorption in family responsibility for maturing the male and pulling his scattered wits together.

  2. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff:

    This is not only a coup against a democratically elected government, but also a coup against the hard-won rights of the workers of this country.

  3. Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan:

    This coup attempt has actors inside Turkey, but its script was written outside. Unfortunately the West is supporting terrorism and stands by coup plotters.

  4. Riek Machar:

    The massacres against Nuer in Juba, South Sudan triggered the present civil war, which Kiir feigned as a coup against the state. Our people and the whole world know there was no coup. It all started as a political dispute within the SPLM Governance.

  5. Thomas Oppermann:

    If thousands of judges and public prosecutors who obviously had nothing to do with the coup are getting removed, then this is an attack on the democratic state under the rule of law, erdogan is abusing the failed coup as an excuse to clean the Turkish state apparatus of opponents of the AKP.

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