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copasetic

[koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]
adjective
  1. copacetic.
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copacetic

or co·pa·set·ic, co·pe·set·ic

[koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]
adjective Slang.
  1. fine; completely satisfactory; OK.
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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 copasetic

copacetic

copasetic, copesetic or copesettic

adjective
  1. US and Canadian slang very good; excellent; completely satisfactory
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Word Origin for copacetic

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for copasetic

see copacetic.

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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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