beaucoup


Also found in: Acronyms.

beau·coup

 (bō′ko͞o′, bo͞o′-, bō-ko͞o′) also boo·coo or boo·koo (bo͞o′-) Chiefly Southern US
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 ?
Monsieur," said the latter, "j'ai beaucoup de plaisir a-- bah
Mon maitre, j'en ai beaucoup," was the truthful rejoinder.
Oh, I mean to buy a great many pictures--beaucoup, beaucoup," said Christopher Newman.
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.