There are 2 definitions of coupe in English:

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Pronunciation: /kuːp
 
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noun

  • 1A shallow glass or glass dish, typically with a stem, in which desserts or champagne are served: serve the jelly in a coupe with whipped cream
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    • Champagne and other sparkling wines were for long drunk in a flat, saucer-like glass called a coupe, but this has been abandoned in favour of the tall flûte which preserves the wine's mousse.
    • The cocktails, nicely, are served in coupes, not martini glasses.
    • Classically, the dessert is served in a coupe dish, which is stemmed, and has a wide, deep bowl.
  • 1.1A dessert served in a coupe.
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    • Laden down with two substantial courses we shared a Gepetto's coupe dessert, which consisted of raspberry and vanilla ice-cream with Amaretto liquor.
    • Call it what you like, Peach Melba is an ice-cream coupe.
    • As pastry chairwoman at the French Culinary Institute in the city's Soho district, she remains true to her background, referring to her sundaes on the menu as coupes.

Origin

French, 'goblet'.

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There are 2 definitions of coupe in English:

coupé

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Pronunciation: /ˈkuːpeɪ
 
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(also coupe /kuːp/)

noun

  • 1A car with a fixed roof, two doors, and a sloping rear.
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    • The roadster shares the coupe's rear fascia and tail lamps.
    • It is sold as either a coupe or sedan style automobile and has been produced, in various models, since the 1950s.
    • The need to hide the folding roof means the rear haunches are higher than the coupé's and arguably not as well integrated into the car's shape.
  • 2 historical A four-wheeled enclosed carriage for two passengers and a driver.
  • 3(In South Africa) an end compartment in a railway carriage, with seats on only one side.
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    • The train's compact two-bed coupes come with carpeted corridors, dinner tables, a basin and fresh towels.

Origin

mid 19th century (in (sense 2)): from French carrosse coupé, literally 'cut carriage'. (sense 1) dates from the early 20th century.

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