coupon

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noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

Definition of coupon

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a small piece of paper that allows one to get a service or product for free or at a lower price: such asa :  one of a series of attached tickets or certificates often to be detached and presented as neededb :  a ticket or form authorizing purchases of rationed commoditiesc :  a certificate or similar evidence of a purchase redeemable in premiumsd :  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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of coupon

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope


First Known Use: 1822


COUPON Defined for English Language Learners

coupon

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noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

Definition of coupon for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COUPON Defined for Kids

coupon

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noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

Definition of coupon for Students

  1. 1 :  a ticket or form that allows the holder to receive some service, payment, or discount

  2. 2 :  a part of an advertisement meant to be cut out for use as an order blank


Law Dictionary

coupon

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noun cou·pon \ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü-\

Legal Definition of coupon

  1. :  a statement of due interest to be cut from a debt instrument and especially a bearer bond when payable and presented for payment; also :  the interest rate of a coupon

Origin and Etymology of coupon

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut



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