noun, plural coups [kooz; French koo] /kuz; French ku/.
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Idioms for coup
- to perform a coup.
- to recount or relate the coups one has performed.
Origin of coup1
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Definition for coup (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object) Scot.
Origin of coup2
Example sentences from the Web for coup
As it happened, the coup members found the State House “fortified with additional soldiers.”
Most coup members “lived in the diaspora in the United States and Germany,” Faal said.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.
Perhaps in part because it was an FBI coup, the CIA stepped in with its high-priced psychologist.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had the coup succeeded, the Qatar problem might have become still worse than it is.
He preferred to wait and see what coup it was she was now preparing.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
"You could make a coup de tongue," thought Molly, sighing helplessly.Molly Brown's Sophomore Days|Nell Speed
I ought to have known that I was mistaken: it wasn't even a coup, but a cab, and an old one at that!Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
The defenceless condition of that city was known to the British General, whose object was to take it by 'coup de main'.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
The latter had spoiled his coup, robbed him of its fruits, and now was letting him go to prison.Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine