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Definition of Coup


  1. A sudden stroke; an unexpected device or stratagem; -- a term used in various ways to convey the idea of promptness and force.
  2. A single roll of the wheel at roulette, or a deal at rouge et noir.
  3. Among some tribes of North American Indians, the act of striking or touching an enemy in warfare with the hand or at close quarters, as with a short stick, in such a manner as by custom to entitle the doer to count the deed an act of bravery; hence, any of various other deeds recognized by custom as acts of bravery or honor.
  4. To make a coup.
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Coup Translations

coup in German is Schlag, gelungener Streich, Streich
coup in Swedish is kupp