copacetic

or co·pa·set·ic, co·pe·set·ic

[koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]
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Origin of copacetic

1915–20, Americanism; of obscure origin; popular attributions of the word to Louisiana French, Italian, Hebrew, etc., lack supporting evidence
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British Dictionary definitions for copacetic

copacetic

copasetic, copesetic or copesettic

adjective
  1. US and Canadian slang very good; excellent; completely satisfactory

Word Origin for copacetic

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for copacetic
adj.

1919, but it may have origins in 19c. U.S. Southern black speech. Origin unknown, suspects include Latin, Yiddish (e.g. Hebrew kol b'seder), Italian, Louisiana French (coupe-sétique), and Native American. None is considered convincing by linguists.

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