- (obsolete) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
- (finance) Any interest payment made or due on a bond, debenture or similar (no longer by a physical coupon).
- A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accommodation or service, as to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, a discount, etc.
Etymology: From French, coupon.
- French: bon(fr)m
- German: Gutschein(de)m
a discount on one or more products, usually printed on paper, though also commonly associated with an alphanumeric code, commonly called a 'coupon code' that can be used for tele-sales or digital transactions.
“I paid less than a $1 for that catsup, I had a $2 off coupon that I used at the store.”
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