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.
Recent Examples on the Web Don't forget to apply Amazon's clickable coupon to get the full discount. Carly Kulzer, PEOPLE.com, 10 May 2022 Sign up for the coupon at SonnysBBQ.com/NursesWeek. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 The outdoor curtain is available in nine other colors, like grayish white, teal, brown, and navy, some of which are also on sale at a smaller discount, without the coupon. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 Despite the potential for Fed redemptions, strong tax receipts lowered borrowing needs, allowing for the additional reductions in coupon auction sizes announced Wednesday, according to a Treasury official. Sam Goldfarb And Amara Omeokwe, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Post Scannable Coupon Codes One thing brick-and-mortar stores can do to create a better in-store shopping experience is to include scannable coupon codes. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Offer valid May 8, dine-in only, no coupon required. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Kids can put together a custom coupon book for Dad with this printable template, which also includes a fill-in-the-blank keepsake form with facts about Dad. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 21 Apr. 2022 In the letter to subscribers, the company said current subscribers of Chinook Book have been offered a chance to sign up for a free one-year subscription to another coupon service called Passport Unlimited. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Coupon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coupon. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for coupon

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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