copasetic [koh-p uh- set-ik, - see-tik] Word Origin copacetic or co·pa·set·ic, co·pe·set·ic [koh-p uh- set-ik, - see-tik] fine; completely satisfactory; OK. Origin of copacetic 1915–20, ; of obscure origin; popular attributions of the word to Americanism Louisiana French, Italian, Hebrew, etc., lack supporting evidence
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British Dictionary definitions for copasetic copacetic copasetic, copesetic or copesettic 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 copasetic 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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