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

From French, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at beau, coup1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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