or co·pa·set·ic, co·pe·set·ic
[ koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik ]
/ ˌkoʊ pəˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈsi tɪk /
fine; completely satisfactory; OK.
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pleasant, satisfactory, acceptable, enjoyable, attractive, tempting, appetizing, cordial, likable, sweet, cheerful, mild, bland, satisfying, amusing, agreeable, pleasing, pleasurable, amiable, polite
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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copasetic, copesetic or copesettic
/ (ˌkəʊpəˈsɛtɪk) /
US and Canadian slang very good; excellent; completely satisfactory
Word Origin for copacetic
C20: of unknown origin
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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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