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 The office supply chains are offering free shredding up to 5 lbs of documents with coupon through April 23, 2022. Chris Morris, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2022 Extra Deep Pocket 6-Piece Bed Sheet Set, $37.99–$53.99 with coupon for select sizes (orig. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 13 Mar. 2022 Shop huge deals on popular home items like the best-selling pillow set that more than 105,000 Amazon shoppers love for only $24 with a clickable coupon applied at checkout. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Nov. 2021 Best-selling items and past season styles are on sale for as much as 50% off at the outdoor retailer now, and these Memorial Day deals will be good through the long weekend—no coupon code required. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 23 May 2022 Now’s a great time to pick one up from Tuft & Needle, since the brand is currently offering up to $500 off its mattresses for Memorial Day, no coupon code necessary. Jake Smith, Glamour, 10 May 2022 Just be sure to clip the coupon in the product description before checking out. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 8 May 2022 The coupon code also works on the longer Mears Glacier cruise. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2022 Grab one on Amazon today and use the on-site coupon to score 30 percent off your purchase. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 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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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Coupon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coupon. Accessed 28 Jun. 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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