from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A closed four-wheel carriage with two seats inside and one outside.
  • n. A closed two-door automobile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A two-seater car, normally a sports car, in British English a car body style

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways.
  • n. A four-wheeled enclosed carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.
  • n. a two-door automobile with front seats and a luggage compartment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of coup.
  • n. A Middle English form of coop.
  • n. An obsolete form of cup.
  • n. [F.] A shallow open cup or bowl of silver, gold, or bronze, used as a mantel ornament.
  • n. A dry measure used in parts of Switzerland before the introduction of the metric system. In Geneva it was equal to Winchester bushels, and in Basel to . There was also formerly a coupe in Lyons, otherwise called a quart, containing nine tenths of a Winchester peck.
  • n. Fault; guilt.
  • n. The front compartment of a French stage-coach or diligence; an end compartment of a European first-class railway-carriage, generally seated for four.
  • n. A low, short, four-wheeled, close carriage without the front seat, and carrying two inside, with an outside seat for the driver.
  • n. Same as coupee.
  • n. In fencing, a sudden shifting of the guard by lifting the foil over the point of the opponent's blade and thrusting at the same moment on the unprotected side. A coupé is in the nature of a surprise to a careless opponent. See cut over point, under cut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment


French, from past participle of couper, to cut, from coup, blow; see coup.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French coupé (an elliptical use where carosse coupé ("cut carriage") is understood), the past participle of couper ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)


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