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coup



Pronunciation: (kOO), [key]
n.,
pl. coupsPronunciation: (kOOz; Fr. kOO). [key]

1. a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.
2. (among the Plains Indians of North America) a brave or reckless deed performed in battle by a single warrior, as touching or striking an enemy warrior without sustaining injury oneself.
3. See coup d'état.
4. count coup, (among Plains Indians of North America)
a. to perform a coup.
b. to recount or relate the coups one has performed.

coup



Pronunciation: (kōp, kOOp), [key]
v.t., v.i. Scot.
overturn; upset.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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