Meaning of coup
Pronunciation: (k), [key]
— pl. coups
- a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.
- (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.
- (among Plains Indians of North America)
- to perform a coup.
- to recount or relate the coups one has performed.
Pronunciation: (kōp, kp), [key]
— v.t., v.i. Scot.
- overturn; upset.
- coup (Thesaurus)