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cou·pon

 (ko͞o′pŏn′, kyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A code or detachable part of a ticket, card, or advertisement that entitles the holder to a certain benefit, such as a cash refund or a gift.
2.
a. A periodic interest payment due to the holder of a bond.
b. The interest rate of a bond that pays a coupon.
c. One of a set of small certificates that may be detached from a bond certificate and redeemed for interest payments.

[French, piece cut off, remnant, coupon (for interest), from Old French colpon, piece cut off, from colper, to cut, from colp, blow; see coup.]
Word History: A Roman might have had difficulty predicting what would become of the Latin word colaphus, which meant "a blow with the fist." As the variety of Latin spoken in the Roman province of Gaul developed into Old French, the Late Latin word colpus, derived from colaphus, became colp. Old French colp subsequently developed into modern French coup, with the same sense. Coup has had a rich development in French, gaining numerous senses and forming part of numerous phrases, such as coup d'état. Old French colp also gave rise to the verb colper (or in its modern French spelling, couper), "to divide with a blow or stroke, cut." Colper yielded the word colpon, "a portion that is cut off." Old French colpon eventually developed into modern French coupon and came to refer to a certificate that was detachable from a principal certificate. The detachable certificate could be exchanged for interest or dividend payments by the holder of the principal certificate. Coupon is first recorded in English in 1822 with this sense and then came to apply to forms or tickets, detachable or otherwise, that could be exchanged for various benefits or used to request information.

coupon

(ˈkuːpɒn)
n
1. (Commerce)
a. a detachable part of a ticket or advertisement entitling the holder to a discount, free gift, etc
b. a detachable slip usable as a commercial order form
c. a voucher given away with certain goods, a certain number of which are exchangeable for goods offered by the manufacturers
2. (Banking & Finance) one of a number of detachable certificates attached to a bond, esp a bearer bond, the surrender of which entitles the bearer to receive interest payments
3. (Banking & Finance) one of several detachable cards used for making hire-purchase payments
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a ticket issued to facilitate rationing
5. Brit a detachable entry form for any of certain competitions, esp football pools
[C19: from French, from Old French colpon piece cut off, from colper to cut, variant of couper; see cope1]

cou•pon

(ˈku pɒn, ˈkyu-)

n.
1. a detachable portion of a certificate, ticket, label, advertisement, or the like, entitling the holder to something, as a gift or discount, or for use as an order blank, a contest entry form, etc.
2. a separate certificate, ticket, etc., for the same purpose.
3. a detachable certificate calling for a periodic payment of interest on a bearer bond.
[1815–25; < French; Old French colpon piece cut off, derivative of colp(er) to cut]
pron: The American pronunciation variant (kyo̅o̅′pon), with a y-sound not justified by the spelling, is well-established and perfectly standard. It probably developed by analogy with words like cupid and cute, where the (y) is mandatory.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coupon - a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as neededcoupon - a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
commercial document, commercial instrument - a document of or relating to commerce
book token - a gift voucher that can be exchanged for books costing up to an amount given on the voucher
luncheon voucher, meal ticket - coupon redeemable at a restaurant and entitling the holder to a meal
twofer - a coupon that allows the holder to purchase two items (as two tickets to a play) for the price of one
2.coupon - a test sample of some substance
sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

coupon

noun slip, ticket, certificate, token, voucher, card, detachable portion Send the coupon with a cheque for £18.50.
Translations
إستِمارة مُراهَنـَهقَسيمَـه، حِصَّـه
kuponkupónlístekpoukazpoukázka
kuponrabatkupontipskuponværdikupon
kupon
kupontotószelvény
afsláttarmiîigetraunamiîi
kuponaslažybų talonastalonas
derību talonskuponstalons
kupóntiket
odrezek
kuponspor toto kâgıdı

coupon

[ˈkuːpɒn] N (= voucher in newspaper, advertisement) → cupón m; (for price reduction or gifts) → vale m; (= football pools coupon) → boleto m (de quiniela)

coupon

[ˈkuːpɒn] n
(= voucher) → bon m
(= detachable form) → coupon m, coupon-réponse m
(FINANCE)coupon m

coupon

n
(= voucher)Gutschein m; (= ration coupon)(Zuteilungs)schein m
(Ftbl) → Totoschein m, → Wettschein m
(Fin) → Kupon m

coupon

[ˈkuːpɒn] n (voucher) → buono (Comm) → coupon m inv; (football pools coupon) → schedina

coupon

(ˈkuːpon) noun
1. a piece of paper etc giving one the right to something, eg a gift or discount price. This coupon gives 50 cents off your next purchase.
2. a betting form for the football pools.
References in classic literature ?
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