coupon

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän How to pronounce coupon (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce coupon (audio) \

Definition of coupon

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 : a small piece of paper that allows one to get a service or product for free or at a lower price: such 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

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Examples of coupon in a Sentence

Bring in this coupon for a free oil change. I'm always clipping coupons from the newspaper to use at the grocery store. The coupon is good for one free ice-cream cone. Send in this coupon for more information.
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Recent Examples on the Web The coupon is available at www.rubios.com/coupons/national-taco-day-0. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "National Taco Day 2020: Get free tacos, food deals Sunday at Taco Bell, Del Taco, Moe's and more," 2 Oct. 2020 The free drink coupon will be valid through October 6, 2020, at participating Starbucks locations. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Celebrate National Coffee Day With These Freebies & Deals," 29 Sep. 2020 After all, who likes responding to emails on a touchscreen? Aukey 10,000-mAh USB-C Power Bank for $10 ($4 off): Clip the coupon to see the discount at checkout. Wired Staff, Wired, "20 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, Smart Speakers, and More," 26 Sep. 2020 Receive 40% off your entire purchase by clicking on the coupon. oregonlive, "Travel themed art can ease stress: Ready for a change of scenery?," 11 Sep. 2020 And, even though the game is pricey, now is the best time to buy with a sale price and coupon. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "This family-friendly minigolf game brings year-round fun and is now on sale," 30 Sep. 2020 For decades after Paul Volcker’s Fed raised interest rates to tame inflation in the early 1980s, boosting real yields, the fact that gold paid no dividend or coupon counted against it. Joe Wallace, WSJ, "Gold’s Record High Gives New Life to Dollar Doomsayers," 29 Sep. 2020 Unleashing that giant tax-avoidance coupon enabled him to receive some or all of his refund. Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig And Mike Mcintire, New York Times, "Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance," 27 Sep. 2020 Unleashing that giant tax-avoidance coupon enabled him to receive some or all of his refund. Russ Buettner, Star Tribune, "Trump's taxes show chronic losses and years of income tax avoidance," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of coupon

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coupon

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope entry 1

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The first known use of coupon was in 1822

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Last Updated

16 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Coupon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coupon. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for coupon

coupon

noun
How to pronounce coupon (audio) How to pronounce coupon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of coupon

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

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän How to pronounce coupon (audio) , ˈkyü- \

Kids Definition of coupon

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

coupon

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü- How to pronounce coupon (audio) \

Legal Definition of coupon

: 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

History and Etymology for coupon

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

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