What does "coupon" mean? Easy-to-understand explanations from usage to English and synonyms
"Coupon" is a katakana word whose main meaning is "discount coupon". Especially on printed materials such as leaflets and booklets, "What percentage off ticket" is written. If you cut it out and bring it to the store, you can get a discount. This is called a "coupon".
How to use "coupon"
"Coupons" are mainly used for shopping. It is especially used when the product is profitable or available for purchase at a discount.
Also, "coupon" is a noun, but it is not called "coupon". It is common to use things like "use coupons" and "use coupons".
Also, at the beginning, I introduced that "coupons" are used by cutting them from paper. However, due to the spread of smartphones, some coupons can be used simply by showing the screen of the smartphone. It is called an "online coupon".
Etymology of "coupon"
The etymology of "coupon" is English coupon. It refers to a ticket that can receive a discount in the same way as in Katakana. It also means "ticket". This means "cutting ticket" and has the same meaning as "ticket ticket" in Japanese.
Further etymology is French. In French, "coupon" does not mean "discount coupon". It means "a piece that has been cut out."
In other words, the meaning of the action of "cutting" was stronger than the meaning of "discount".
Synonyms for "coupon"
"Coupon" has the following synonyms.
Voucher: Right to use the service
"Discount" is a katakana word meaning "discount". The etymology is English discount. This word is used as often as "coupon". You can get a "discount" by using a "coupon". In other words, you can get a discount.
In fact, "discount" is used in various examples. It is used as "discount products" and "discount shops". In particular, "discount shops" are shops that sell at a price that is about 20% cheaper than the normal price. Therefore, there are many customers who ask for discounts.