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beau·coup

 (bō′ko͞o′, bo͞o′-, bō-ko͞o′) also boo·coo or boo·koo (bo͞o′-)Informal
adj.
Many; much: beaucoup money.
n. pl. beau·coups also beau·coos or boo·koos
An abundance; a lot.
adv.
In abundance; galore: I like that beaucoup.

[French : beau, bel, fine, handsome; see beau + coup, stroke; see coup.]

beaucoup

(bəʊˈkuː)
n
a large amount, an abundance
adj
much
adv
greatly, in abundance

beau•coup

(boʊˈku)
adj. Slang.
1. very much; very many: He had beaucoup money.
2. large; significant: a beaucoup building project.
[1915–20; < French]
References in classic literature ?
Neither can they be secret, and therefore not effectual; but according to the French proverb, Beaucoup de bruit, peu de fruit; Much bruit little fruit.
Oh, I mean to buy a great many pictures--beaucoup, beaucoup," said Christopher Newman.
She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
Il m'a cause beaucoup de vous," she said as if there had been a joke in it of which I ought to be proud.
C'est beaucoup que le jugement des hommes sur les actions