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coupe

1
[ koop ]
/ kup /
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noun
Also coupé. a closed, two-door car shorter than a sedan of the same model.
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Origin of coupe

1
First recorded in 1880–85; see origin at coupé

Other definitions for coupe (2 of 3)

coupe2
[ koop ]
/ kup /

noun
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 coupe

2
1375–1425 for earlier senses “wicker basket, tub, cask”; 1890–95 for current senses; Middle English <Anglo-French co(u)pe,Old French coupe<Late Latin cuppa,Latin cūpa cask, tub, barrel; cf. cup

Other definitions for coupe (3 of 3)

coupé
[ koo-pey or, for 1, 5, koop ]
/ kuˈpeɪ or, for 1, 5, kup /

noun
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.
Also coupe (for defs. 1-3).

Origin of coupé

1825–35; <French coupé (in defs. 1, 2 short for carrosse coupé “cut-off or shortened coach”), past participle of couper “to cut off,” verbal derivative of coupcoup1; cf. cope1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH coupé

coup, coupe, coupé
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British Dictionary definitions for coupe (1 of 2)

coupe
/ (kuːp) /

noun
a dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet
a dish or stemmed glass bowl designed for this dessert

Word Origin for coupe

C19: from French: goblet, cup

British Dictionary definitions for coupe (2 of 2)

coupé
/ (ˈkuːpeɪ) /

noun
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 for coupé

C19: from French, short for carosse coupé, literally: cut-off carriage, from couper to cut, from coup blow, stroke
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