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Word of the Day 02/17/20 Beaucoup

Beaucoup (adjective)
beaucoup [ boh-koo ]


adjective Informal: Usually Facetious.
1. many; numerous; much: It's a hard job, but it pays beaucoup money.
2. large; significant: a beaucoup building project.

Origin: From French, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at beau, coup

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAUCOUP
C'est une plante semblable celle du Safran, dont il y a beaucoup dans ces quartiers-l.
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF OLDER SPAIN, VOLUME III (OF 3)|LEONARD WILLIAMS

Beaucoup de nos religieux s'offrirent pour cette mission lointaine.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. I: ACADIA, 1610-1613|VARIOUS

Beaucoup dhabitants de la campagne et le cur de Nesle et dHebouville se sont aussi trouvs leur arrive.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND THE FIRST BALLOONS|ABBOTT LAWRENCE ROTCH

He had, says Madame de Maintenon, 'beaucoup d'esprit, et peu de savoir;' an expressive phrase.
THE WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY|GRACE WHARTON AND PHILIP WHARTON

Beaucoup de mmoire et peu de jugement—A retentive memory and little judgment.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCES|JAMES WOOD

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