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Usually done by a military - an overthrow of the current government by force. Sometimes bloody, sometimes not. Either way, the military ends up in control, and the country is usually thrown into a state of chaos/anarchy.
There was a military coup in Thailand recently.
by Bellomy March 14, 2007
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Rural N.Irish term for when person,item or animal falls or breaks
That daft beggar has just coup'd

Wee Jimmy coup'd the car

Me Da's prize bull just coup'd
by Wee Wheels March 31, 2005
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the state of affairs; how things are/how it is
'you know the coup....'
by rmw April 26, 2005
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When Your Racist against Your Own Race/Ethnic Background
Marie: Hey I heard Bernard only dates white girls.

David: yeah it's cause that dudes a fucking coup
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a coupon that usually comes in the form of ten dollars regularly given out for various target stores.
by ku and du August 23, 2008
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