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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: cople, from Latin copula; COPULA

couple

1 noun
     
cou‧ple1 S1 W1
1

a couple

a) two things or people of the same kind
a couple of
There are a couple of girls waiting for you.
b) a small number of things:
I just need to make a couple more calls.
a couple of
You'll be all right in a couple of days.
2 [countable] two people who are married or having a sexual or romantic relationship:
a newly married couple
the couple next door

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