from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Many; much: beaucoup money.
- n. An abundance; a lot.
- adv. In abundance; galore: I like that beaucoup.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- much, many, a lot of.
- n. An abundance
- adv. In abundance.
French : beau, bel, fine, handsome; see beau + coup, stroke; see coup.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French. Popularized by the American GIs during the Vietnam War. (Wiktionary)