Pronunciation: (kOO),[key] —n., —pl.coupsPronunciation: (kOOz; Fr. kOO).[key] 1. a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.
2. (among the Plains Indians of North America) a brave or reckless deed performed in battle by a single warrior, as touching or striking an enemy warrior without sustaining injury oneself.
3. See coup d'état. 4. count coup, (among Plains Indians of North America)
a. to perform a coup.
b. to recount or relate the coups one has performed.