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English definition of “coup”

coup

noun [C] (SUCCESS)    /kuː/
an unexpectedly successful achievement: It was a tremendous coup for the local paper to get an exclusive interview with Prince Charles. I got him to come to a party, which was something of a coup.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of coup noun (SUCCESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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