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@toriadavid

Dealspotr Trivia: What is the origin of the word coupon?

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@LaikOx18
Ibraim P.

Victoria David early 19th century (denoting a detachable portion of a bond to be given up in return for payment of interest): from French, literally ‘piece cut off,’ from couper ‘cut,’ from Old French colper

@toriadavid

Ibraim P. Congratulations you've won! The word coupon comes from the French word “couper,” which means “to cut.” The points have been added to your account.


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@Bluestack

Victoria David Meaning widened to "discount ticket" 1860s by British travel agent Thomas Cook. The specific advertising sense is from 1906. COUPON. A financial term, which, together with the practice, is borrowed from France. In the United States, the certificates of State stocks drawing interest are accompanied by coupons,

@Galak
Kyle

Victoria David early 19th century (denoting a detachable portion of a bond to be given up in return for payment of interest): from French, literally ‘piece cut off,’ from couper ‘cut,’ from Old French colper

@zmbrano10

Victoria David COUPON. A financial term, which, together with the practice, is borrowed from France. In the United States, the certificates of State stocks drawing interest are accompanied by coupons, which are small tickets attached to the certificates. At each term when the interest falls due, one of these coupons is cut off (whence the name); and this being presented to the State treasurer or to a bank designated by him, entitles the holder to receive the interest. [Bartlett

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