Definitions Of coup

noun

(among North American Indians) an act of touching an armed enemy in battle as a deed of bravery, or an act of first touching an item of the enemy's in order to claim it.

(among some North American Indian peoples) an act of touching an armed enemy in battle as a deed of bravery, or an act of first touching an item of the enemy's in order to claim it.

a contusion caused by contact of the brain with the skull at the point of trauma.

a notable or successful stroke or move.

it was a major coup to get such a prestigious contract

a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

he was overthrown in an army coup