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noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

: a usually small piece of printed paper that lets you get a service or product for free or at a lower price

: a section of an advertisement that you can cut out and mail to a company in order to request information or to order a product or service

Full Definition of COUPON

:  a statement of due interest to be cut from a bearer bond when payable and presented for payment; also :  the interest rate of a coupon
:  a form surrendered in order to obtain an article, service, or accommodation: as
a :  one of a series of attached tickets or certificates often to be detached and presented as needed
b :  a ticket or form authorizing purchases of rationed commodities
c :  a certificate or similar evidence of a purchase redeemable in premiums
d :  a part of a printed advertisement to be cut off to use as an order blank or inquiry form or to obtain a discount on merchandise or services

Examples of COUPON

  1. Bring in this coupon for a free oil change.
  2. I'm always clipping coupons from the newspaper to use at the grocery store.
  3. The coupon is good for one free ice-cream cone.
  4. Send in this coupon for more information.

Origin of COUPON

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope
First Known Use: 1822

Related to COUPON

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Rhymes with COUPON

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COUPON Defined for Kids


noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

Definition of COUPON for Kids

:  a ticket or form that allows the holder to receive some service, payment, or discount
:  a part of an advertisement meant to be cut out for use as an order blank


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