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[boh-koo] /boʊˈku/
adjective, Informal: Usually Facetious.
many; numerous; much:
It's a hard job, but it pays beaucoup money.
large; significant:
a beaucoup building project.
Origin of beaucoup
1910-15; < French; see beau, coup1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The only sound is the sound of water falling on rocks, which happens beaucoup in these mountains.
  • Pure sunflower meats for no messy hulls and beaucoup birds.
Word Origin and History for beaucoup

French, literally "a great heap," from beau "fine, great" (see beau (n.)) + coup "a stroke," also "a throw," hence, "a heap" (see coup (n.)). Cf. Spanish golpe "multitude."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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