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beaucoup

[boh-koo] /boʊˈku/
adjective, Informal: Usually Facetious.
1.
many; numerous; much:
It's a hard job, but it pays beaucoup money.
2.
large; significant:
a beaucoup building project.
Origin of beaucoup
1910-1915
1910-15; < French; see beau, coup1
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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."

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