Dictionary.com

coup de poing

[ French kooduh -pwan ]
/ French kudə ˈpwɛ̃ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural coups de poing [French kooduh -pwan]. /French kudə ˈpwɛ̃/. Archaeology.
(no longer in technical use) a Lower Paleolithic stone hand ax, pointed or ovate in shape and having sharp cutting edges.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of coup de poing

1910–15; <French: literally, blow of the fist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coup de poing in a sentence

FEEDBACK