The overthrow of the current establishment, by dissidents within the government.
Dude 1: "Did you guys hear that General Pinochet died?"
Female: "Didn't he start the coup d'état back in the 70s?"
Dude 2: "Yeah, I'm not sorry that guy is dead, had my uncle killed."
Dude 1: "Fuck your communist tree loving fag uncle."
by Joseph L December 11, 2006
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Physically picking a French person and smacking an important person to take over their business.
We wanted to take over AMC, therefore we marched to the CEO's office and hit him hard. After that, a french person walked by and we totally Coup d'étated the CEO with him.
by Giadeli December 9, 2010
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An internal coup d'état that occurred in the United States of America on 6 January, 2001 that invalidated an accurate recount of the Florida votes in order to install the despotic dictator George W. Bush as president.
I'll always remember where I was for the Great American Coup d'État - I was sitting horrified in front of my TV screen.
by Antonio Battaglia June 16, 2008
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