WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
coupe1 /kup/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Automotivea closed, two-door car shorter than a sedan of the same model.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
coupe1  (ko̅o̅p),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. AutomotiveAlso,  coupé. a closed, two-door car shorter than a sedan of the same model.
  2. Rail Transportcoupé (defs. 1–3).
  • see coupé 1880–85

coupe2  (ko̅o̅p),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Foodice cream or sherbet mixed or topped with fruit, liqueur, whipped cream, etc.
  2. Ceramicsa glass container for serving such a dessert, usually having a stem and a wide, deep bowl.
  3. Ceramicsany rimless plate.
  • Late Latin cuppa, Latin cūpa cask, tub, barrel; compare cup
  • Anglo-French co(u)pe, Old French coupe
  • 1375–1425 for earlier senses "wicker basket, tub, cask''; 1890–95 for current senses; Middle English

cou•pé  (ko̅o̅ pā or, for 1, 5, ko̅o̅p),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver.
  2. Rail Transportthe end compartment in a European diligence or railroad car.
  3. Music and Dance[Ballet.]an intermediary step to transfer the weight from one foot to the other.
  4. Heraldry(in Continental heraldry) party per fess.
  5. Automotivecoupe1 (def. 1).
Also,  coupe (for defs. 1–3).
  • French coupé (in defs. 1 and 2 short for carrosse coupé cut (i.e., shortened) coach), past participle of couper to cut off, verb, verbal derivative of coup coup; compare cope1
  • 1825–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

coupe /kuːp/ n
  1. a dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet
  2. a dish or stemmed glass bowl designed for this dessert
Etymology: 19th Century: from French: goblet, cup



coupé /ˈkuːpeɪ/ n

  1. Also called: fixed-head coupé a four-seater car with a fixed roof, a sloping back, and usually two doors
  2. a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats inside and one outside for the driver
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, short for carosse coupé, literally: cut-off carriage, from couper to cut, from coup blow, stroke



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