Origin of coupé
British Dictionary definitions for coupé (1 of 2)
Word Origin for coupé
British Dictionary definitions for coupé (2 of 2)
Word Origin for coupe
Word Origin and History for coupé
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.