Definition 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


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Example Of coup

  • A year ago, they came close to that goal when a general strike they organized became the pretext for a brief military coup .

  • A young man who scored a major coup by being elected to both local authorities having had difficulties in getting nominated.

  • And the first major media entity to cover it in depth will score a major coup .

  • And they comforted themselves with the knowledge that if the court had not intervened, they would have scored a major coup .

  • ‘The military coup is today almost exclusively an African phenomenon’, he said.


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