cou·​pé | \ sense 1 is kü-ˈpā How to pronounce coupé (audio) , sense 2 is ˈküp, kü-ˈpā How to pronounce coupé (audio) \
variants: or coupe

Definition of coupé

1 : a four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage for two persons inside with an outside seat for the driver in front
2 usually coupe : a 2-door automobile often seating only two persons also : one with a tight-spaced rear seat — compare sedan

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However, the rear-wheel-drive GTS coupe with PDK is 0.1 second quicker than this Targa, which carries an additional 319 pounds. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS PDK Automatic," 16 Feb. 2018 The previous owner was getting married and his father had purchased him a Mercedes coupe, so now the Mustang was on the Mercedes lot. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A 1970 Mustang Too Fun to Keep in the Garage," 18 Dec. 2018 The coupe is powered by a 557 hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, which is the most powerful engine currently offered on the full-size Range Rover, according to the company. Todd C. Duncan, ajc, "Range Rover offers limited, luxurious SV Coupe to Atlanta market," 7 July 2018 Memories of a manual sports coupe clashed with a crossover with more safety aids than a preschool. Robert Duffer,, "Auto review: Mitsubishi shows signs of life with 2018 Eclipse Cross," 19 June 2018 The $147,500 i8 is a stunning two-door coupe plug-in hybrid, the $44,450 i3 a cool but kooky four-seater made of carbon fiber and featuring suicide rear doors, with a two-cylinder backup generator as a range extender. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "BMW's New Electric SUV Looks Shockingly Normal," 25 Apr. 2018 Already puttering around international markets since 2017, M256-powered Benzes arrive in the U.S. for the first time in the CLS450 sedan and AMG CLS53 grand tourer coupe later this year. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Straight From the Grave: An Iconic Engine Design Makes a Comeback," 21 Aug. 2018 Little Red and a later car, unofficially known as the Green Hornet, were the only two Shelby GT 500 notchback coupes of their era, each sporting a snazzy vinyl roof. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "'Little Red' 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions," 17 Aug. 2018 Supposedly modeled from Marie Antoinette's breast (there's no evidence that this is actually true), the coupe has a kitschy appeal that's equal parts Gatsby-elegant and mid-century mod. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Brut Champagne," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of coupé

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coupé

French coupé, from past participle of couper to cut, strike

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variants: or coupe \ kü-​ˈpā , 2 is often ˈküp \

Kids Definition of coupé

1 : a carriage with four wheels and an enclosed body seating two persons and with an outside seat for the driver in front
2 : an enclosed two-door automobile for two persons

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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