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Re: Coo?

Posted by Bob on June 12, 2005

In Reply to: Coo? posted by Eric on June 12, 2005

: Hello,
: I am not exactly sure how to spell or ask this, but there is a phrase or word that I really want to find the origin and meaning of. I will do my best to spell it as it sounds. The word is "coo de graw", this is how it sounds. Any help would be appreciated.

: Thanks !!
: Eric

From dictionary.com:

coup de grâce P Pronunciation Key (koo du gräs)
n. pl. coups de grâce
1. A deathblow delivered to end the misery of a mortally wounded victim.
2. A finishing stroke or decisive event.

[French : coup, stroke + de, of + grâce, mercy.]