Origin of coupon
Examples from the Web for coupon
And tipped on the value of the coupon, enraging watiers and masseuses.
All three companies lost money the month they offered the coupon and will have difficulty earning it back.
Coupon gifting, though, has become the true art form of this holiday season.
Read: everyone, not just her audience members, but anyone who could download a coupon from her website to redeem at KFC.
I grew up in a coupon clipping, thrift store-shopping household.Aloe Toilet Paper and Other Corners You Shouldn't Cut|Jessi Klein|October 20, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The coupon will be detached by the ticket-taker at the entrance and returned to the ticket-holder.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
Mail the Coupon before it's too late to protect yourself against the chances of fate picking you out as its next victim.
It's identified by the department number which is shown as—now, if I can read this—shown as Department 358 on the coupon.
Can you just give us one or more of the magazines in which this coupon might have been taken?
"Your money is no good," he said, showing the coupon, but apparently determined not to give it back.The Forged Coupon and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for coupon
- a detachable part of a ticket or advertisement entitling the holder to a discount, free gift, etc
- a detachable slip usable as a commercial order form
- a voucher given away with certain goods, a certain number of which are exchangeable for goods offered by the manufacturers
Word Origin for coupon
Word Origin and History for coupon
1822, "certificate of interest due on a bond" (which could be cut from the bond and presented for payment), from French coupon, literally "piece cut off," from couper "to cut," from coup "a blow" (see coup). Meaning widened to "discount ticket" 1860s by British travel agent Thomas Cook. The specific advertising sense is from 1906.
COUPON. A financial term, which, together with the practice, is borrowed from France. In the United States, the certificates of State stocks drawing interest are accompanied by coupons, which are small tickets attached to the certificates. At each term when the interest falls due, one of these coupons is cut off (whence the name); and this being presented to the State treasurer or to a bank designated by him, entitles the holder to receive the interest. [Bartlett]