coupe definition: shallow, saucer shaped stemmed glass for sparkling wine. Rumor has it the coupe is modeled after a certain part of Marie Antoinette's figure. These glasses were fashionable in France from the 1700's-1970's and in the US from the 1930's to the 1980's. What do you think-do you prefer a coupe or a flute? Would make a festive wedding gift!