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2 [koop]
ice cream or sherbet mixed or topped with fruit, liqueur, whipped cream, etc.
a glass container for serving such a dessert, usually having a stem and a wide, deep bowl.
any rimless plate.

1375–1425 for earlier senses “wicker basket, tub, cask”; 1890–95 for current senses; Middle English < Anglo-French co(u)pe, Old French coupe < Late Latin cuppa, Latin cūpa cask, tub, barrel; cf. cup


[koo-pey or for 1, 5, koop]
a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver.
the end compartment in a European diligence or railroad car.
Ballet. an intermediary step to transfer the weight from one foot to the other.
(in Continental heraldry) party per fess.
coupe1 ( def 1 ).
Also, coupe (for defs 1–3).

1825–35; < French coupé (in defs. 1 and 2 short for carrosse coupé cut (i.e., shortened) coach), past participle of couper to cut off, verbal derivative of coup coup; cf. cope1

coup, coupe, coupé.
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coupe (kuːp)
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
[C19: from French: goblet, cup]

coupé (ˈkuːpeɪ)
1.  Compare drophead coupé 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
3.  an end compartment in a European railway carriage with seats on one side only
[C19: from French, short for carosse coupé, literally: cut-off carriage, from couper to cut, from coup blow, stroke]

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Word Origin & History

1834, from Fr., originally pp. of couper "to cut (in half)" (see coup), from early 19c. carrosse coupe "cut-off carriage," a shorter version of the berlin, minus the back seat. First applied to closed two-door automobiles 1908.
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Example sentences
With the coupe making its debut about a year ago, the roadster's arrival was inevitable.
It is currently available in a coupe and a convertible version.
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