coup coup  /ˈku/


  1. (n) a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
  2. (n) a brilliant and notable success



  • Although it was a bloodless coup, the ramifications of the event went on for almost a decade.


  1. The Coup's 'The Magic Clap' (with help from Patton Oswalt): Lunchtime Listen

    The Coup will be at Mississippi Studios on Saturday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup

    More than 15,000 people living with HIV in the Central African Republic (CAR) had their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) treatment interrupted as a result of the instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the Séléka rebel group. NGOs are now struggling to ensure these people resume their regimens to reduce the risk of illness, drug resistance and death.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: IRIN

  3. The Coup's Facebook Problem: It Wasn't Censorship

    On Monday, The Coup's label Epitaph Records attempted to purchase a sponsored Facebook post to promote its new video for "The Magic Clap" (which is awesome, BTW) — and today, the Oakland hip-hop outfit's leader Boots Riley wrote on his Facebook page that he thought the site was censoring the video because of its political message. It turns out, according to Facebook, it was not a case of ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: East Bay Express


  1. "We in Latin America can no longer accept someone trying to resolve his problem through the means of a coup," Silva said.
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Lula da Silva Source:

  2. "This is, in a sense, a de facto military coup. They have rolled out military forces across the whole country, to prepare for a run-off and try to cow the population. It's an attempt to create conditions for Mugabe to win," Mr Tsvangirai said.
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: The Australian

  3. In September, when the United States cut off all aid to the interim government that replaced him, Zelaya said "it is gratifying that the United States has taken a strong position against the coup."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: The Canadian Press

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