- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒvəntɹi/, [ˈkʰɒvəntʃɹi]
Audio (UK) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑvəntɹi/, [ˈkʰɑvəntʃɹi]
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Banishment.
Joe received Coventry from his colleagues after telling the sexist joke.
2006, H. Irving Hancock, Dave Darrin's Third Year at Annapolis, ISBN 1421818477, page 159:
- "For the statement, in the form in which I offered it, Mr. President, I have no retraction or apology to offer, and only such explanation as I have lately given." "Coventry! Coventry!" came the insistent call. "Well, then, you can send me to Coventry, you friends of Darrin, if you feel yourselves justified in doing it!" quivered Midshipman Jetson, tossing his head and glaring defiantly around the room.
- Cov (informal)
an industrial city in central England