Posted by Bob on June 12, 2005
In Reply to: Coo? posted by Eric on June 12, 2005
: 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 !!
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.]