beaucoup

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French. Popularized by the American GIs during the Vietnam War.

Determiner[edit]

beaucoup

  1. (US) much, many, a lot of.

Noun[edit]

beaucoup (plural beaucoups)

  1. An abundance

Adverb[edit]

beaucoup (not comparable)

  1. In abundance.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Old French circa 1210 as biau cop[1], from biau (beautiful) + coup (hit, strike)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

beaucoup

  1. much, very much, a lot
    Merci beaucoup!
    Thank you very much!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Claude Buridant Grammaire nouvelle de l'ancien français, 2000. ISBN 2718192658