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COUP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coup mean? 

COUP (noun)
  The noun COUP has 2 senses:

1. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
2. a brilliant and notable success

  Familiarity information: COUP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COUP (noun)


Sense 1coup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

coup; coup d'etat; putsch; takeover

Hypernyms ("coup" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coup"):

countercoup (a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat)

Instance hyponyms:

October Revolution; Russian Revolution (the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922)


Sense 2coup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brilliant and notable success

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("coup" is a kind of...):

success (an attainment that is successful)


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