Origin of coupe1
- ice cream or sherbet mixed or topped with fruit, liqueur, whipped cream, etc.
- a glass container for serving such a dessert, usually having a stem and a wide, deep bowl.
- any rimless plate.
Origin of coupe2
- a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver.
- the end compartment in a European diligence or railroad car.
- Ballet. an intermediary step to transfer the weight from one foot to the other.
- (in Continental heraldry) party per fess.
- coupe1(def 1).
Origin of coupé
Examples from the Web for coupe
This perfectionist, however, has become unhinged—just how Coupe likes it.Eliza Coupe Finds Her ‘Happy Ending’ With ‘Benched’
October 28, 2014
Kate Moss partnered with London restaurant 34 to make a Champagne coupe modeled on her left breast.Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts
September 9, 2014
He also started drag racing cars, and once crashed a coupe while drivng 90 miles per hour.10 Revelations About Robert Redford
The Daily Beast
May 8, 2011
She was found slumped over the wheel in her Mercedes coupe, which had crashed into a telephone pole.Suspect's Suicide Deepens Chasen Mystery
Kate Aurthur, Claire Martin
December 2, 2010
His hands trembled as he meshed the gears and shot the coupe away from the curb.The Monster
S. M. Tenneshaw
Monopolizing the coupe, she became absolute mistress of the situation.The Parisians, Complete
"I will take you in my coupe," said the doctor to the Count.Strong as Death
Guy de Maupassant
Long ago Captain Daniel had taught me the remedy for this coupe.Richard Carvel, Complete
He had ordered his coachman to have his coupe in readiness for the evening.Prince Zilah, Complete
- a dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet
- a dish or stemmed glass bowl designed for this dessert
- Also called: fixed-head coupé a four-seater car with a fixed roof, a sloping back, and usually two doorsCompare drophead coupé
- a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats inside and one outside for the driver
- an end compartment in a European railway carriage with seats on one side only
Word Origin and History for coupe
1834, from French coupe (18c.), noun use of past participle of couper "to cut (in half);" see coup. Modern use is from early 19c. carrosse coupe "cut-off carriage," a shorter version of the berlin, minus the back seat. First applied to closed two-door automobiles 1908.