Translation of "coup" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kuː/ us /ku/ also coup d’état uk /ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/ /ˌku deɪˈtɑ/

an occasion when a group of people suddenly takes control of a country using force

golpe de Estado
a military coup

(Translation of “coup” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /kuː/

a sudden successful action

He achieved a real coup by completing this deal.

a coup d’état

golpe de estado
There’s been a coup in one of the African republics.
coup d’état /kuːdeiˈtaː/ (plural coups d’état /kuːdei-/)

a sudden and violent change in government

golpe de estado
The president was killed during the coup d’état.

(Translation of “coup” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)